Trials for video assistant referees approved


The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has approved trials for video assistant referees in the sport.

A decision to test the advantages and disadvantage of video assistants in private before implementing live experiments for the 2017-18 season was taken at IFAB's annual general meeting in Cardiff on Saturday.

The IFAB says 12 leagues and one confederation are interested in staging live trials.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said of the decision: "We have taken really a historic decision for football. FIFA and IFAB are now leading the debate and not stopping the debate.

"We have shown we are listening to the fans, the players."