VAR to be used at World Cup in Russian Federation following unanimous vote

Referee accessing video replays

"I can guarantee the referees that will be at the World Cup will be ready", Infantino pledged.

The system that allows off-pitch referees to re-examine a decision or an incident referred to them by the match official has been used in Bundesliga and Serie A this season and trialled in some English FA and League Cup games.

Infantino points out that the referees' decisions during the trial have been 99 percent correct compared to 93 percent correct before.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino called the Video Assistant Referee system "embarrassing" after a chaotic FA Cup replay against Rochdale.

IFAB members are the football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as FIFA, representing all other national football associations.

The BBC reported earlier this week that despite this ruling, the Premier League is not expected to implement the VAR for the 2018-19 season, and UEFA has already ruled out its use in the next Champions League campaign.

"The challenge now is to establish if and how we should look to accommodate it within the Scottish game".

He added that the final decision to use the technology at the World Cup in Russian Federation will be made when the FIFA Council, world football's top decision- making body, meets in Colombia later this month.

It was not clear if Blatter was appealing for IFAB to reject VAR outright or give it more time.

In Russia, FIFA plans to use a central command center for VAR teams working away from stadiums to communicate with referees - a system adopted by American professional sports leagues.

The AGM also agreed "additional" substitute during extra time, as well as approving the use of electronic and communication equipment in the technical area.

Infantino has argued that, in competitions where VAR is already in use on a trial basis, the number of mistakes have been reduced.

A statement to BBC Sport read: "We are monitoring closely the video assistant referee trials being conducted in other competitions".

ZURICH (AP) - FIFA's rule-making panel has unanimously approved adding video review to the laws of soccer, clearing the way for its use at the World Cup.

'People have to decide do they want greater fairness or do they want continued unfairness because they don't want to occasional interruption?'

Also, when a decision is being referred, the fans have no idea about the happenings on the pitch until the referee indicates the usage of VAR by their hands. "We've analysed nearly 1,000 games and the reality is you lose an average of 90 seconds per game".

There have been incidents in Italy where goals have been disallowed following a three-minute wait, after celebrations have died down, and penalties revoked with the ball on the spot and the attacking player waiting to take the kick.

"But at the end of the day, what is more important for us is that we can help the referee to take the right decision".

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