FIFA Approves VAR For World Cup

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"It's an essential decision, very important and historical decision". "With VAR, the figures we have seen from the trials that have been held show that a big mistake is made once every 19 matches", Infantino added.

The success of the U-17 event emboldened the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to submit a bid for hosting another FIFA tournament in two year's time.

Video assistant referees (VARs) will be used at the World Cup for the first time in this year's finals in Russia, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Friday, and teams will be allowed a fourth substitute in matches that go to extra-time.

Meanwhile, FIFA said it was lifting the three-decade ban on Iraq hosting worldwide football with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches.

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Some officials have said Britain may reconsider the attendance of official representatives at the World Cup, with England having qualified for the tournament.

"If we lose a minute to correct mistakes, I think we have done something good", concluded Infantino.

"I was sceptical at first, but without trying you can not know what it's worth". The only other worldwide match was an unofficial one between Iraq and the Palestinian team which took place in Baghdad's Shaab stadium in the summer of 2009.

The use of video assistant referees at this summer's World Cup has been rubber-stamped by the FIFA Council. With VAR they reach 99 percent.

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FIFA World Cup, which takes place from June 14 to July 15 will experience the video replay which will judge various important aspects during the games like crucial goal-line decisions, important penalty calls, and red cards.

Infantino added: "We have two bids in play, one is a joint bid involving Canada, USA and Mexico, the second bid is Morocco".

In 18 months of trials worldwide - including at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, Bundesliga, and Serie A - reviews have often been slower than promised and communication has been unclear in the stadium.

Controversy has been stirred even by the most experienced VAR officials who have handled many more games than most referees who will work at the 64-game World Cup.

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