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The VAR promotes the change requested by soccer fans: the referees must explain their decisions live


At a meeting held by the IFAB at Wembley, it was determined that his first test would be in February, during the Club World Cup.

Through their microphone, the referees, in the next

Club World Cup

to be held in


, will explain to the public in the stadium and on television all the decisions made by the


, as announced in a statement by the '

International Football Association Board

' (IFAB).

At its annual meeting, held at

Wembley Stadium

, the IFAB agreed to "live communication" by referees of VAR-related decisions both at the stadium and via broadcasters and announced that the measure would be tested. for

twelve months

in international competitions.

The first of these, he reported, will be the Club World Cup to be played from February 1 to 11 and in which

Real Madrid, Flamengo, Seattle Sounders, Wyad Casablanca, Al-Ahly, the Al-Hilal and Auckland City


Later, it could be implemented in competitions such as the Women's Soccer World Cup in New Zealand and Australia (July 20-August 20).

Real Madrid, champion of the Champions League, starts as a favorite to win the Club World Cup in Morocco.


FIFA also provided updates regarding the latest developments in VAR technology, calling the introduction of semi-automatic offside at the

World Cup in Qatar

"successful" .

The so-called "


", a tool that began to be implemented in August, was what deprived Argentina (and more precisely

Lautaro Martínez

) of scoring at least one goal in the debut of the National Team, against

Saudi Arabia


In that unexpected defeat against the Asians, the Inter striker was unable to celebrate because the replay showed that he had his shoulder forward.

One shoulder forward.

That was what the semi-automatic off side detected, the novelty in the World Cup in Qatar.

Photo: Capture TV.

In the final, against


, the story was different: the semi-automatic offside validated the 3-2 partial for


's team , in those frantic minutes of extra time when Lautaro appeared enabled and finished off against Lloris, for


to score on the rebound.

On the other hand, also speaking of the World Cup in Qatar, the IFAB Board declared itself very satisfied with the initiative to "seek justice" at the time of adding additional minutes, with stricter and more precise calculations.

The trend was one of the "surprises" at the start of the tournament, with games that lasted more than 100 minutes, such as the case of England vs. Iran that lasted 117 minutes.

"We want to avoid matches with only 42/43 minutes of effective playing time. So we will have to compensate for the time of substitutions, penalties, celebrations, medical assistance or VAR," said Italian

Pierluigi Collina

, head of arbitration at the time.


Referees seem more and more adapted to technology and willing to take advantage of its benefits to improve game actions.

It now remains to know when the new changes will be implemented in the domestic leagues and, more precisely, when they will arrive in Argentina, where, for example, the VAR took four years until its arrival, in March 2022.

With information from Agencies

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