Video referees in soccer could be trialled first in Australia


Football, or soccer, has yet to use video referees thanks to FIFA’s long-held concerns about its impact to the flow to the game.

This is set to change as the International Football Association Board (IFAB) said it wants to see video assistant referees trialled by the 2017-18 season at the latest, at a meeting in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday.

Video replays will apply to “game-changing” incidents such as goals, penalty decisions, direct red card incidents and mistaken identity.

Controversial moments such as French international Thierry Henry’s handball leading to a goal against Ireland at the …

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Via: Mashable: Sports

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