VAR Technology Ready for World Cup
Applaud VAR technology to free World Cup from the sort of gamesmanship and blatant cheating that has tarnished previous tournaments.
21:25 11 June 2018
For the first time, the VAR technology will be used at a World Cup and it is hoped that it will lead to a far cleaner tournament that is free from controversial incidents.
The technology is hoped to minimise things like diving and play acting because players are aware that they can be punished during or even after the game.
Video referees will use the technology to monitor 33 cameras during the game. A player can be sent off for an off-the-ball incident and the punishment will be in real time. Because of this, it is hoped that VAR will free a World Cup from the sort of gamesmanship and blatant cheating that has tarnished previous tournaments.
At a World Cup, the VAR will operate in all 64 matches and will be used to assess goals and offences leading up to the goal, penalty decisions and offences leading up to a penalty, and direct red-card incidents.