Category Archives: Fifa

VAR edges closer to confirmation for 2018 World Cup

• 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.

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Chelsea accused in Fifa inquiry of breaking rules on signings of 25 minors

• Investigation relates to signing of foreign players aged under 18
• Chelsea face possible transfer ban from Fifa disciplinary committee
• Club say they comply with Fifa regulations when recruiting players

Chelsea have been accused, after an initial Fifa investigation, of breaking the rules on the signing of 25 foreign players under the age of 18. The number of cases could rise, with the matter now in the hands of the governing body’s disciplinary committee, which has the power to impose sanctions – chief among them a ban on transfers.

Fifa announced last September that it was looking into alleged breaches at Chelsea when it came to the recruitment of youth players from overseas – making them the first English club to face such action.

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