Referees will explain VAR to fans at Club World Cup results

LONDON (AP/BELGA) – At the Club World Cup in Morocco from February 1 to 11, referees will explain VAR decisions to the public during matches. The International Football Association Board (IFAB), which coordinates football regulations worldwide, made the decision on Wednesday.

There is currently no temporary replacement for concussions. Medical circles in particular vote to transfer players with head injuries for shorter periods of time, so that doctors have more time to decide whether it is responsible to allow the football player in question to continue playing. Now it often has to be decided very quickly to prevent a team from playing a man down for minutes.

The VAR proposal was approved at an IFAB meeting at Wembley for next summer’s Club World Cup and Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Communication between referees and video referees is not public, but the final decision is.

“At the moment, fans don’t know why certain decisions are being made,” a spokesperson said. “There is too little information. This move should make football more transparent.”

Source: ANP

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