Fifa backing video assistant referees as 'future of football'

Mark Geiger

Fifa has defended the use of video assistant referees (VARs) in the Confederations Cup, saying the technology is 'the future of football'.

The system has been used five times in Russia so far, causing confusion for spectators at times.

Fifa President Gianni Infantino said: "We have seen how video assistance has helped referees to make the correct decisions.

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