Fifa president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that video replays will be used for the first time at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Infantino had first talked about introducing video assistants at a meeting of the International Football Association Board in March, but he has now confirmed that it will be used during the World Cup.
‘At the 2018 World Cup we will have video referees, because so far the results are very positive,’ Infantino said at a congress of the South American Football Confederation in Santiago, Chile.
‘It should not happen that, in 2017, almost everyone in the stadium or at home will see in seconds if the referee made a mistake, and the only one who cannot see, is the referee.’
The Club World Cup in December was the first tournament where video assistants were used to help referees with decisions on goals, penalties, red cards and cases of mistaken identity.
‘We are going to help the referee to not make any mistake, or commit less mistakes, and we are going to give a bit more of justice to football,’ he added.
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