FIFA Agrees To Video Replays For Referees: Trials To Begin This Year

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FIFA agrees to video replays – After years of continuously rejecting it, football-governing body FIFA has finally approved in-game video replays for referee.

FIFA agrees to video replays: President Gianni Infantino
FIFA agrees to video replays: President Gianni Infantino

New FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced the decision on Friday, calling it “a historic day for football.”

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“What I would like to do is act in a responsible and modern way,” Infantino said on Friday in the Welsh capital Cardiff.

“It’s important of course to protect the traditions and football is such a successful sport because some wise people have protected it. But we cannot close our eyes to progress as well. We have to look forward and test it.”

According to Infantino, video replays would only be consulted in cases of goal decisions, and awarding of red cards and penalties.



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