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‘Video referees’ to hopefully eliminate bad calls and dives at the next World Cup

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FIFA is finally starting to embrace technology.

The organization just announced that it wants video assistant referees (VARs) to be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The video refs are, in essence, a limited form of instant replay, issuing rulings from their video monitor that the on-the-field refs might have missed.

“In 2017, when everyone in the stadium or at home can see within seconds if the referee made a mistake, we can’t have a situation where the only one who can’t see it is the referee,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino

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‘Video referees’ to hopefully eliminate bad calls and dives at the next World Cup

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FIFA is finally starting to embrace technology.

The organization just announced that it wants video assistant referees (VARs) to be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The video refs are, in essence, a limited form of instant replay, issuing rulings from their video monitor that the on-the-field refs might have missed.

“In 2017, when everyone in the stadium or at home can see within seconds if the referee made a mistake, we can’t have a situation where the only one who can’t see it is the referee,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino

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