VAR Technology Set To Be Confirmed For Russia 2018

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is almost set to debut at this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The technology has already recorded a measure of success in major European leagues like the Italian Serie A and the German Bundesliga and FIFA President Gianni Infantino is a huge fan.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is expected to make a decision on Saturday on the likely use of the VAR technology in Russia.

Infantino has been a major advocate for its inclusion in the World Cup.

In his words via Marca, Infantino said: “I couldn’t live with myself if the World Cup is decided by a decision where everybody knows what has happened aside from the referee.”

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin is, however, not a big fan of the system.

The Slovenian while speaking on the technology said: “We aren’t even contemplating the use of VAR at this moment.”

“The next Champions League will not have VAR given the failures the current system still has.” he added.