FIFA president Gianni Infantino said video assistant referees are coming to the 2018 World Cup, according to multiple reports. Infantino is in Chile speaking at the FIFA congress alongside representatives of CONMEBOL, also discussing the possibility of South America hosting the 2030 World Cup, when he made the statement on VAR.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino says video assistant referees will be used at the World Cup for the first time at 2018 tournament in Russia— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) April 26, 2017
We got our first look at VAR at a FIFA event in December during the 2016 Club World Cup,between Kashima Antlers and Atletico Nacional.
As always, there are two sides to this argument. Some believe it delays the game even longer and that human error has always been a part of any sport not using replay. Others feel that VAR helps get calls right and should be used to avoid incidents like Frank Lampard's no-goal at the 2010 World Cup in Germany.
More to come on this story as it develops.