VAR will be used at World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation, says FIFA

19 March, 2018, 13:19 | Author: Gary Shelton
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Fifa, the world football governing body, has approved the use of video assistant referees (VAR) at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. FIFA President Gianni Infantino also revealed that teams will be allowed a fourth substitution in the matches that go to extra-time.

Video review is already in use in Germany's Bundesliga, Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer in the United States and Canada, and Australia's A-League, while it has been trialled in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup in English football.

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"It's an essential decision, very important and historical decision". "With VAR, the figures we have seen from the trials that have been held show that a big mistake is made once every 19 matches", Infantino added.

Those hoping for the 2026 FIFA World Cup to land at University of Phoenix Stadium are going to have to go elsewhere to catch the action.

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"United as one, Canada, Mexico, and the United States are excited and ready to welcome players, officials, fans, media and partners to a truly global celebration of football that unites the world around our common values of humanity, friendship and mutual respect". This was decided at the Federation Internationale de Football Association council meeting in Bogota, Colombia.

We will visit the venues and then decide if the two bids live up to the minimum requirements. Infantino also said he did not have any concerns surrounding political issues involving Russian Federation. "If we lose a minute to correct mistakes, I think we have done something good", concluded Infantino.

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The Moroccan bid claims that at least 60 percent of the nations that will compete at the 2026 World Cup are located within three time zones of Morocco, meaning that fans around the world can watch the games at a time that suits them. "Political issues we leave to the politicians". Until now the World Cup hosts were selected exclusively by the football's body Executive Committee.

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