VAR will be used at Russia 2018 World Cup – FIFA confirm

FIFA Approves Use of VAR at 2018 World Cup

FIFA has finally and fully approved Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to help referees at the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

FIFA boss, Gianni Infantino, confirmed the decision which was agreed on Friday by FIFA’s ruling council in Colombia.

The decision came two weeks after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) voted to write video assistant referees (VAR) into the laws of soccer.

“We are going to have our first World Cup with video assisted refereeing. This has been adopted and approved and we are extremely happy with that decision.” Infantino said.

FIFA is training 36 referees plus their teams of assistants for World Cup duty. Many come from countries which do not use video review in domestic games.

The Football Association will now look to sign a World Cup sponsor for video review at this year’s tournament.


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