FIFA President Gianni Infantino has today confirmed that video referees will be instilled ready for the World Cup 2018 in Russia, the BBC have reported.

The new technological advance in the game was tried out recently in a friendly match between France and Spain and the reviews were largely positive, with a number of key decisions being corrected by the video referee.

Many have called for video technology to be implemented into the modern game given the plethora of questionable decisions that referees have made over the course of the last few years, and it looks as though another major step has been taken regarding this issue.

Video referees were first used in the Club World Cup out in Japan at the end of last year and since then, a lot of progress has clearly been made.

The English FA stated that video technology made be trialled in 2018, but with the introduction ready for the next major, international tournament, the process could be sped up.

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