Premier League clubs 'unlikely to introduce VAR next season'

Video assistant referee tech approved for World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says video assistant referee technology is good for football. – EPA pic

FIFA and all four British associations unanimously approved its use on permanent basis.

Spain is set to welcome video assistant referee technology into its top flight from next season onwards.

Leagues and competitions, including the World Cup, would then need to apply to Ifab for permission to implement the technology.

Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, who manage and train refs, revealed Scott reviewed 12 incidents in the game, including the seven goals.

Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino said a decision on whether VAR will be used to the World Cup will be taken at a meeting on 16 March.

'Football has to decide does it want to use in a system which will bring in greater accuracy and fairness, albeit with some delay occasionally, ' he said.

"Let's look at the facts", he said.

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"It's an important development for football, a decision we're going to take tomorrow after studying it in all its details over the years", added Infantino. Is that too long? "I am very anxious about VAR", said Parish, "I hate all those games that stop and start, waiting for a decision, and they don't necessarily get the decision right".

Afterwards, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said VAR risked killing emotion in the sport, echoing a sentiment which has already been expressed by some Serie A coaches. We can do better, we can help.

Elleray said he can not see a good reason for football to not use VAR in all matches.

However, some clubs may want to see more referees exposed to VAR in match situations, with the kind of pressure placed upon them that is hard or impossible to recreate outside of a live game. Last week, he tweeted his support for Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

The Premier League says it is "open to considering new technology that assists match officials without disrupting the flow of the game".

In the Bundesliga, poor application, delays and technical problems led to 47% of players wanting to abolish the system, according to a survey published in Kicker magazine in January. The match had threatened to be overshadowed by fresh controversy involving the Video Assistant Referee, who was repeatedly called upon in a first half that ended level at 1-1.

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