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Federation Internationale de Football Association has approved the use of video referees at 2018 World Cup

Federation Internationale de Football Association has approved the use of video referees at 2018 World Cup

At a meeting in Bogotá, Colombia, the FIFA Council ratified the use of VAR for this summer's tournament in Russian Federation after it was unanimously approved by football's law-making body IFAB earlier this month.

On March 3, the International Football Association (IFAB) was the first organization to "unanimously approve" the usage of the VAR during the upcoming World Cup in a meeting held in Zurich, Switzerland.

A video assistant referee is an official who is based off-site and reviews decisions made by the main referee with the aid of video technology, while the pair communicate via a headset. "We will see at the World Cup".

"It's an essential decision, very important and historical decision".

"It's not possible that, in 2018, everyone in the stadium and their living room knows if a referee has made a big mistake or not, and the only one who doesn't know is the referee", Infantino added.

"Video refereeing will bring much more to the transparency of football", he said.

The Moroccan bid claims that at least 60 percent of the nations that will compete at the 2026 World Cup are located within three time zones of Morocco, meaning that fans around the world can watch the games at a time that suits them.

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Asked whether Ukraine tried to obtain weapons from Germany, Poroshenko said that "we expect primarily political, financial and humanitarian support from Germany".

For these amendments to become effective at the summer World Cup in Russia, FIFA has to amend the laws for the tournament and this it did on Friday in Colombia.

Both bids will be evaluated first by a task force and disqualified if they did not meet FIFA's technical criteria.

"The 2026 FIFA World Cup is more than eight years away".

Other leagues in Europe and around the world have been using, or will be using the technology next season.

"The 2026 World Cup in Morocco will benefit players, fans, FIFA, Morocco, Africa and the whole world", said a statement published earlier by the North African country.