FIFA approve testing of video technology

Cardiff, United Kingdom—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 perma-nently.
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

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