VAR explained to the public at the Club World Cup in Morocco

Runited on Wednesday at Wembley, the Ifab validated the VAR proposal for the Club World Cup, from February 1 to 11 in Morocco, and the Women’s World Cup, which is held in Australia and New Zealand, from July 20 to August 20 , explained the executive director of the English Football Federation (FA), Mark Bullingham.

While communications between the central referee and those in charge of video assistance will remain confidential, the conclusion of their discussion will be communicated to the public.

“We believe this is important in terms of transparency, especially for fans in the stadium who currently do not receive enough information about these decisions”Bullingham said after the meeting.

On the other hand, no agreement has been reached on the establishment, still on a trial basis, of temporary replacements in the event of concussions next season.

The measure, requested by global players’ union FIFPro and the World Leagues Forum, representing 40 professional leagues, was to be tested in the English Premier League, French Ligue 1 and US MLS.

The current trial, which provides for permanent replacements, continues without a time limit.

Proponents of temporary replacements, like what is done in rugby, felt that it would facilitate the decision to release a player by giving medical staff more time to give a better informed opinion.

“There are different points of view and they all have their merit. I’m probably not the best person to give you the arguments on both sides (Bullingham being the representative of the pro-temporary replacements, NDRL), but the Ifab will not support this trial at this time”he admitted.

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