• Ifab recommends video technology be approved for use
• Decision taken in Geneva seen as crucial seal of approval
Video Assistant Refereeing took another step towards becoming an integral part of World Cup football after the International Football Association Board recommended that it be approved for use.
The decision is seen to be the crucial seal of approval for the technology, which has been the subject of testing for the past two years across 20 football competitions. It will now be rubber-stamped at the Ifab’s AGM in March leaving it almost certain to be deployed in full at the World Cup finals tournament this summer.