Gianni Infantino is very satisfied with the use of the video support to the arbitration (VAR) at the confederations Cup.
“I am extremely pleased with the VAR-until now.” Gianni Infantino has not hide his enthusiasm after the first steps of the video support to arbitration at the confederations Cup : “We have seen how the video support had helped the referees to make the right decisions. It is to this that serves as the VAR”, explained the boss of FIFA on the site of the instance of the football.
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The device is used during the competition in order to make it operational, in particular for the world Cup in 2018, one of the stated objectives of Infantino last April : “The tests during the confederations Cup also helps us to improve the procedure and to refine the communication. (…) The video support is the future of modern football.” For the moment, the arbitrators had recourse to the video five times during the first day of the group stage. In all cases, it has been used in situations of goal (offside or the hand).