Video review system could be introduced in next season’s FA cup

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On Friday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino hinted that Video assistance for referees could be a reality at next year’s World Cup finals despite teething problems when they were tested at the Club World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday.

The plan is revealed at the annual International Football Association Board. Beside this many other ideas were put forwards including re-think into penalty shootouts with teams going first found to have a ‘clear’ advantage. Moreover, the meeting also saw changes like allowing usage of fourth substitute during extra time.

Furthermore, the body is also planning to introduce sin-bins for yellow- card and rolling substitutions at lower levels of football, from this June.

The Video reviewing feature has already being tested in several other leagues around the world. Dutch Eredivisie and MLS is among them.



The former referee David Elleray, who is now an Ifab technical director, told :

“The captain should be more than somebody who has a piece of material on their arm. Can we consult them more about how the game should be played? Should we encourage much better relationships between the captains and players? Should the captain also bear more responsibility?

“If that stops six players from each team going to talk the referee that will enhance respect and improve respect for the game. When I was refereeing, sometimes you could say to a captain, ‘Have a word with Freddy because he’s getting quite close to a yellow card’ and he could calm him down.”

The Ifab will also talk about allowing national associations more freedom to decide on the number of substitutions in a game.

Hawk-Eye goalline technology has been in use in the Premier League since the start of the 2013-14 season.

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