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FIFA president: Football perfection is near with VAR - FCNaija

World Cup 2018 By: Collins Udeme | 03/03/2018


FIFA president Gianni Infantino is in charge of giving the final verdict on video referees and other decisions taken at the 132nd meeting of the International Board was happy to give his blessing to the much-maligned technology.

Video assistant referees are set to be used at this year's World Cup in Russia after football's lawmakers voted to approve the technology.

Infantino has always been a huge supporter of the technology and has fought for its inclusion in the World Cup and he commented on the long journey to approval.

"It has been decided to give the ok to VAR, it's already part of football, and it's a historic change after two years of trials in different tournaments and in the competitions of 20 federations." he said to reporters

"It's good for football because it will give more justice to the game. the rules of the game, and it's a help to the referee. Communication with players and supporters must be improved so that they know what is being discussed, but it has been put to the test in about 1,000 matches around the world so far.

"On March 16 in Bogota, at the FIFA Governing Council meeting, the decision will be made for VAR to be at the World Cup. We can't close our eyes to the technological world that surrounds us."

The Premier League doesn't seem to want VAR for next season, something similar to what's happened in the Champions League.