Fifa president Gianni Infantino says video refereeing will be used at 2018 World Cup in Russia
Fifa president Gianni Infantino confirmed on Wednesday that video assistant referees will be used at next year's World Cup in Russia for the first time.
Santiago: Fifa president Gianni Infantino confirmed on Wednesday that video assistant referees will be used at next year's World Cup in Russia for the first time.
"We will use video refereeing at the 2018 World Cup because we've had nothing but positive results so far," he said at a congress of the South American Football Confederation in Santiago, Chile.
"In 2017, when everyone in the stadium or at home can see within seconds if the referee made a mistake, we can't have a situation where the only one who can't see it is the referee."
Video assistance was introduced to support referees with "game-changing" decisions for the first time in a Fifa competition at the Club World Cup in Japan in December.
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Infantino had already said he wanted video refereeing for the next World Cup, but that "little hiccups" would have to be worked out first.
That included slow decision-making by video assistant referees, he said at a meeting of the International Football Association Board in March.
But that is only a matter of training, he said at the time.
"The referees... will be able to take decisions much faster when they use it more often," he said.
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