VAR IS ‘CLEANING FOOTBALL’
MOSCOW — Former World Cup referee Howard Webb didn’t have video assistant referees, making life all the more difficult for old-school officials.
“the results ... are extremely clear and extremely positive,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said, according to The Daily Telegraph.
there have been 440 “checks” during this World Cup, with 19 reviews and 16 decision changes.
“Var is cleaning football, making it more transparent and honest, helping referees to make decisions,” Infantino continued, claiming 99.32% of calls at this tournament have been correct.
“Offside goals are finished in football, at least with Var. you will never see an offside goal scored because with Var you either are, or you are not, offside.
“How many times have you (the media) been writing about this: Is he offside or not? Now you will have other arguments because offside is finished.”
Webb told Postmedia that Var helps World Cup referees sleep better at night.