Inzaghi not keen on VAR use at World Cup

Referee Paul Tierney waits for a VAR decision during the English FA Cup 5th round replay football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale at Wembley Stadium in London on February 28

Fans criticise passion-killing VAR as football prepares to go with video

VAR was used at least year's Confederations Cup and has been trialled in the FA Cup and EFL Cup in English football, the Bundesliga in Germany and Italy's Serie A.

VIDEO technology will be used at the World Cup this summer after it was officially approved by the International Football Association Board.

Recently retired referees Carlos Velasco Carballo and Carlos Clos Gomez will head up training for match officials, which begins immediately, while Mediapro will be responsible for providing the technology at LaLiga's expense.

But the International Football Association Board (IFAB) is widely expected to approve its future use at a meeting Saturday.

After two years of testing, almost 1,000 matches and over 20 different competitions, the International Football Association Board has approved video assistant referees to be used on a permanent basis, with FIFA on the verge of deciding if VAR will be used at the 2018 World Cup this summer.

Refereering controversies regularly arise in La Liga.

"I can guarantee the referees that will be at the World Cup will be ready", he said on Saturday.

In others, players have scored goals, the entire stadium has celebrated and the score has flashed on live-scoring websites, only for the incident to be reviewed as the other team is about to re-start the game and the goal annulled.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who chaired the meeting, confirmed that a final decision on if the VAR will be used in Russian Federation will come at a meeting of the FIFA Council in Bogota on 16 March.

Lamela's goal disallowed by VAR during an F.A cup matchVAR is said to assist on occasions of a wrong decision over a straight red card. "You need to get more experience and the only way to get more experience is to commit to do it".

Chaired by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, the meeting's attendees also approved a draft VAR Handbook containing compulsory protocol, principles and requirements, as well as advice on the implementation of VARs, to enable competitions to complete the rigorous mandatory approval process. "Perfection I think in our world does not exist", Infantino said at a media gathering.

"In 2018 we cannot afford that everyone in the stadium and everyone in front of a TV screen can see within a few minutes on his phone whether the referee has made a big mistake or not, and the only one who cannot see it is the referee".

Infantino, however, said the delay to get a decision was a small price to pay for making the right call.

"VAR at the World Cup will certainly help to have a fairer World Cup", Infantino said at a news conference.

VARs have been used in this season's FA Cup competition - including 14 times at Wembley on WednesdayWhat has happened in England?

It's a different type of incident and use to the previous three games discussed, but despite VAR being in place the correct decision was still not reached.

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