Doha: The Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) is likely to become an integral part of FIFA World Cup in Russia when the International Football Association Board (IFAB) would approve it next month.
The VAR technology has been tested for the past two years across 20 competitions.
FIFA Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban, who was present at the FIFA Technical Experts’ Workshop here, said, “It’s essential for FIFA to gather the experts together in one place to talk with them, exchange ideas and to learn from them.”
A total of 75 experts from 45 countries focussed on the exchange of experiences and definition of common goals at the four-day workshop.
“We share a common passion. If we use our synergies, we can achieve the best,” said the former Croatian captain, who led his country to a third-place finish at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Boban chaired the IFAB’s recommendation meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, last month and, the final approval is now likely to be a formality.