On Tuesday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed that testing is going to start for video technology that might be ready to use at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
FIFA World Cup 2018 May Use Video Refereeing
Speaking at a visit to Moscow to check on arrangements for the 2018 football masterpiece, Infantino also informed that the hard slip “starts now” in the crisis-hit country. But after the International Football Association Board (IFAB), which directs the rules of the game, accepted in March the testing of technology to facilitate match officials, Infantino informed that it could be ready to use at the next World Cup.
“This test video will start now and will take two years. This means that by March 2018 we will see if it works or not.”
“I really hope that the World Cup in Russia will be the first World Cup where video refereeing is used to make refereeing maybe better.”
The trials will let referees to call on video assistance to help govern four classes of game-changing moments, goals scored, red cards, penalties and mistaken identity.
In the tests, a video assistant referee will have admittance to video restates during matches and will either analyze an event on entreaty or link with the referee proactively about an incident that may have been overlooked by the administrators on the field of play.
Though last verdict on whether to adopt the technology perpetually could be taken afore the 2018 World Cup.
Infantino told journalists that:
“The work is on track and the commitment is there to get everything done in accordance with the time schedule.”
“If I compliment Russia it doesn’t mean that as of today or tomorrow Russia can sit down and wait until summer of 2018. The work starts now. The hard work starts now. The devil is always in the detail.”