FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Wednesday that video assistant referees will be used at next year’s World Cup in Russia for the first time.
“We will use video refereeing at the 2018 World Cup because we’ve had nothing but positive feedback so far,” he said at a congress of the South American Football Confederation in Santiago, Chile.
Video assistance was introduced to support referees with “game-changing” decisions for the first time in a Fifa competition at the Club World Cup in Japan in December.
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SunSport reported earlier this year how video technology could be used in EFL Cup matches from the start of next season – but only in selected matches.
EFL officials are ready to discuss the introduction of replays to assist referees at their next scheduled board meeting in May.
And they are considering introducing it in time for the first round of next season’s contribution which will begin in August.
But SunSport understands the costs involved may mean only those games screened on television in the early rounds will be able to use the technology.
For video replays to work properly, there have to be several cameras in operation to ensure all potential incidents can be correctly ruled upon.
The large majority of games in either the EFL or EFL Cup involving non-Premier League sides often only have two cameras present.
That is why EFL club chairs will have to figure out a way that the new system could be introduced without costing each team a fortune on expensive equipment instillation.