At its Annual Business Meeting (ABM) held at Wembley Stadium in London on 18 January 2023, The IFAB followed up on the recommendations made by its Football and Technical Advisory Panels in October 2022. It agreed that referees’ live communication of video assistant referee (VAR) related decisions to the public - both in the stadium and via broadcasters - would be trialled for 12 months in international competitions, and that it would initially be rolled out at the FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Club World Cup™ in Morocco, which began on 1 February.
Chairman of FIFA Referees Committee, Pierluigi Collina hope that this will make VAR interventions more understandable for spectators.
The video submission includes an interview with Mr. Collina in Doha, match footage from the opening match of the FIFA Club World Cup 2022™ in Tanger and b-roll of referee training in Rabat.
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