VAR in England: Major incidents in 2018 include Tottenham, Man United

FIFA World Cup

"I can guarantee the referees that will be at the World Cup will be ready", Infantino pledged.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino said the final decision on using the system at the June 14-July 15 World Cup will be taken at a meeting of the Fifa Council in Bogota on March 16.

"This landmark meeting.represents a new era for football".

"The Premier League is the most lucrative league in the world so the effect of a bad implementation of VAR would be very serious, but likewise the outcome of not ever running VAR when the stakes are so high is a big deal as well".

Former Premier League referee Chris Foy told BBC Radio 5 live that VAR is suffering from "teething problems" and decisions need to be made quicker.

Data collected from those games showed an improvement in decision-making accuracy from 93% to nearly 99%, and that the number of refereeing mistakes had fallen from one in every three matches without VAR to one in every 19 with the system.

The trials have already highlighted the impact of the system on key decisions, which include goals, penalties, straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity, although the time taken for referrals during matches and confusion for coaches and fans watching has led to significant criticism.

IFAB will meet in Zurich this weekend to decide whether VAR should also be used during the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. Communication was unclear during reviews lasting minutes instead of a handful of seconds, which was the target suggested in 2016 when the protocol for using VAR was shaped and trials began.

Wilder eager to prove he is the most unsafe heavyweight
I would love to get that fight in the interim, perhaps June or July, and the general consensus is Wilder's run out of opponents. Wilder probably has more power and despite being "wilder" if he connects with his right, the fight will be over.

VAR is likely to be used at the 2018 World Cup after it won official approval from the International Football Association Board.

It felt like we were spending more time watching referee Paul Tierney with his finger glued to his ear than actual football, and no matter how many times VAR makes a correct decision, that can not be a good thing.

There was also an embarrassing incident in MLS in September when the decision to send off New England Revolution midfielder Xavier Kouassi using VAR was overturned on appeal.

La Liga confirmed it will implement VAR from 2018-19 but the Champions League will not have the technology to call upon as UEFA remains sceptical.

But following a vote of IFAB (made up of the home nations and FIFA) that was described as "unanimous", Glenn also acknowledged mounting complaints about the system. Referees were alerted with a simple yes-no signal to their watches after multiple camera angles judged if the ball crossed the line.

"Every chance you have in the Premier League you have to try to win".

But on Wednesday night referee Paul Tierney appeared to be asking for VAR on everything often stood on his own in the middle of the pitch, snow falling around him and his finger in his ear giving a good impression of a constipated folk singer with piles.

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