VAR Set To Be Used At The World Cup This Summer

Analysis Llorente grabs a hat-trick whilst VAR causes chaos

"If we, or I, can do something to make sure that the World Cup is not decided by a referee's mistakes, then I think it's our duty to do it", he said.

"The International Football Association Board unanimously approved the use of video assistant referees at its 132nd Annual general meeting", IFAB said in a statement.

Infantino said it would wipe out controversies such as the contentious penalty awarded to Switzerland in November that proved decisive in their World Cup qualifying play-off against Northern Ireland.

"Those who used to complain about the referee will complain about VAR", he added."When the referee reviews a decision, this creates maybe an additional moment of emotion, tension, everyone is waiting. then you either celebrate or you scream".

The system is supposed to correct only "clear and obvious" errors, regarding decisions on goals, red cards, penalties and cases of mistaken identity.

"Our idea is that after the final decision is taken by the referee on the pitch we would like to show in the stadium the selected replay that was used by the referee and the VAR outcome", said Johannes Holzmuller, head of FIFA football technology innovation.

"As of today, the VAR system is part of football", he told reporters.

In Liverpool's FA Cup fourth-round loss to West Brom, referee Craig Pawson used VAR three times in the first half, with one decision taking almost three minutes to be resolved. Communication was unclear during reviews lasting minutes instead of a handful of seconds, which was the target suggested in 2016 when the protocol for using VAR was shaped and trials began.

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At the time, Schnatter, who was then the company CEO, said he was disappointed the "NFL and its leadership did not resolve this". He was replaced a month later by Steve Ritchie, who stepped into the role after serving as chief operating officer.

Six votes are needed for VAR to pass into law, with Federation Internationale de Football Association controlling four and the Home Nations one each.

European football's ruling body UEFA, on the other hand, has already said the system will not be deployed in next season's elite Champions League club competition, saying it needs more time to be tested.

But following a vote of IFAB (made up of the home nations and FIFA) that was described as "unanimous", Glenn also acknowledged mounting complaints about the system.

The potential use of video review was first announced on the eve of the World Cup in Brazil. Referees were alerted with a simple yes-no signal to their watches after multiple camera angles judged if the ball crossed the line. Would you like to see it used for every game?

What decisions can it be used for?

The IFAB also sanctioned the use of an extra substitute during extra time of cup ties, an initiative that had also been rolled out on a trial basis over the last two years.

Tottenham had a routine Erik Lamela goal disallowed when an official watching on the video screen flagged up to match referee Paul Tierney a tiny shirt-pull by Fernando Llorente in the build-up.

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