FIFA approve testing of video technology


CARDIFF: The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has approved testing of video technology to aid match officials, it was announced on Saturday.

Experiments will be carried out over a two-year period starting no later than the 2017/18 season before a final decision is taken on whether to adopt the technology permanently.

The trials will allow referees to call on the video assistance to help determine four categories of game-changing moments — goals scored, red cards, penalties and mistaken identity.

“We have taken really a historic decision for football,” said new FIFA president Gianni Infantino at a press conference in the Welsh capital Cardiff.

AFP