FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is in favour of introducing video refereeing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The head of world football’s governing body told Tuesday’s Le Parisien newspaper that he was sceptical at first about using video technology to assist referees in crucial decisions but added: “I have come to the conclusion after tests that this is not the case.”
The International Football Association Board (IFAB), an independent body, approved video technology testing in March to be carried out over a two-year period.
“We will multiply (the tests) over the two-year period and decide in March 2018,” said Infantino. “I hope we will have video refereeing in time for the 2018 World Cup.”