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VAR officially to be used in 2018 World Cup

Sun, Mar. 18, 2018
CAIRO – 18 March 2018: FIFA has officially announced that the 2018 World Cup hosted by Russia next June will witness the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system.

The decision came during the latest meeting for the FIFA council held in Colombia last Friday, while FIFA had agreed in principle to start using VAR in the World Cup in a meeting held in Zurich in the beginning March, according to Super Kora.

VAR will be used in the most important football competition in the world for the first time in the 2018 World Cup, held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. It will help the referees make decisions in several situations in the games, such as knowing whether the ball entered the goal properly or not, checking the decision of penalty kicks, fining players with direct red cards, and removing the confusion of misjudgment on a particular player instead of another one.
 
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