Video assistant referees, fourth substitute approved for World Cup


"I can guarantee the referees that will be at the World Cup will be ready", he said on Saturday. It's been trialled in various tournaments over the last three years and it just makes ideal sense. "Perfection I think in our world does not exist", Infantino said at a media gathering.

Big screen: VAR was used at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

The referee on the field is in audio contact with an official in front of a television screen stationed in a truck outside the ground or in the league offices.

It also overshadowed Fernando Llorente's ideal second-half left-foot, right-foot, header hat-trick, Son's second strike and a first Spurs goal for youngster Kyle Walker-Peters as the hosts eventually ran out 6-1 winners to book a quarter-final at Swansea.

The IFAB claimed analysis had found that the average accuracy of the reviewable categories was 93 per cent before the experiments, rising to 98.9 per cent with VAR.

Not long afterwards, after Spurs had really gone one-up, despite the finger in the ear again, there was an incident which started outside the box and with the referee giving Rochdale a free-kick.

"We came to the conclusion that VAR is good for football", Infantino told reporters shortly after IFAB announced the decision.

The system was described as "comical" and "embarrassing" after Tottenham's 6-1 FA Cup win over Rochdale on Wednesday, when a goal was disallowed and a converted penalty overturned. It led to farcical scenes and for many fans ruined the very essence of football - the fact it is a free-flowing game.

LaLiga is set to use the much-discussed video assistant referee (VAR) system from next season.

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"I don't have any fear or trepidation going into games".

Despite criticisms trailing the VAR system, Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, has continued to defend it and assure of its effectiveness.

The situation is analysed by the VAR officials who communicate the information to the on-field referee.

The Football Association and the Irish FA were reportedly in favour of the ruling, while the Welsh and Scottish FAs had reservations about the decisions.

Today in Zürich, The IFAB approved the use of Video Assistant Referees for use in global football competitions, after a series of trials.

It aims to reduce unfairness caused by "clear and obvious errors" or "serious missed incidents", the body - comprised of representatives from the Football Associations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and FIFA, added.

Still, the International Football Association Board's approval was expected on Saturday because FIFA controls four of the eight votes.

It means there will nearly certainly be video assistant referees used at this year's showpiece tournament in Russian Federation, with a final decision expected to be made at the next FIFA Council meeting on March 16 in Bogota.