FIFA President Gianni Infantino signalled that he is within favour of introducing video associate referees (VAR) at next year’s World Cup following its achievement at the Confederations Cup, even though he conceded the system requirements to be improved.
‘Nothing is definitely standing in the way associated with using VAR (at the Entire world Cup), as far as I am concerned, ‘ Infantino told the news conference within the Russian town of St Petersburg for the event of the Confederations Cup last.
‘So far it has already been successful. We have been learning, we are usually improving, we are continuing the particular tests. ‘
Gianni Infantino has signalled that he is within favour of introducing video associate referees
Infantino says ‘nothing is standing in the way’ of VAR being used within next year’s World Cup
VAR entails two video assistant referees viewing the on-pitch action remotely plus then drawing the match referee’s attention to officiating mistakes.
FIFA said the system corrected 6 game-changing decisions during the Confederations Cup.
‘Without the VARs, we all would have had another competition, ‘ Infantino said. ‘And the tournament which would have already been just a little less fair. ‘
But Infantino, who said that the program had been tested up to now within 74 matches, added that particular elements needed to be refined.
FIFA said the program corrected six game-changing decisions throughout the Confederations Cup
VAR involves two video assistant referees watching the on-pitch action remotely
‘We need to work still upon some of the details, upon the communication and the swiftness of the decisions being used, ‘ he said.
The period needed to make decisions continues to be criticised. There has also already been debate about which circumstances this should be used for as being a close calls are decided without having consulting the VARs.
The technique system has caused controversy sometimes, such as during Germany’s 3-1 group stage win against Cameroon when referee Wilmar Roldan required two reviews of an occurrence to send from the correct Cameroon player.
Chile were denied the legitimate-looking goal after video evaluation in their 2-0 win towards Cameroon on June 18, plus it was again used in late the same match to overturn a linesman’s offside call plus award Chile a goal.
Wilmar Roldan needed 2 reviews of the incident to deliver off the correct Cameroon player
Â The system have been examined so far in 74 fits and Infantino says aspects have to be refined
Former World Cup final referee Pierluigi Collina, the chairman associated with FIFA’s referees committee, said upon Saturday that the system has been a ‘very positive tool’ in order to help referees associated with right phone calls and took pressure off all of them.
‘We are in sort of function in progress, ‘