FIFA president has released a statement on the of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) that is being used at the ongoing Confederations Cup.

The technology has received mixed reactions from players, coaches and fans. Some have praised its introduction believing it was overdue while others have questioned its accuracy and impact on the game.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: “I am extremely happy with VAR so far. We have seen how video assistance has helped referees to make the correct decisions.

“This is what VAR is all about. The VAR tests during this Confederations Cup are also helping us to improve the processes and fine-tune communication.

“What fans have been waiting for over so many years is finally happening. This is a milestone tournament. Video Assistant Refereeing is the future of modern football”.

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