Coach Chile thinks that videoarbitrage still need time

Coach Chile thinks that videoarbitrage still need time

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The Chilean coach Juan Antonio Pizzi thinks that players still need time to get used to the videoarbitrage. Sunday it was the tool for confusion during the match between Chile and Cameroon (2-0) at the Confederations Cup.

“I think the system still needs time,” said Pizzi in the press conference after the match in Moscow. “If I understand it correctly then the system is still in a testing phase. Some doubt still, because they are not used in football.”

On the advice of the videoscheidsrechter was short for rest, a hit of Eduardo Vargas disapproved, because he was a fraction offside. In the second half was a goal by that Chileen that on the offside seemed to be granted, after arbitrator Damir Skomina was advised of the videoarbiter. In both cases, it took some time before the decision was taken, what delay and caused confusion on the field.

“We have to wait a while and maybe we should just get used to it,” said Pizzi. “Our hit in the first half was rejected, caused a stress on the players. They had such a situation never previously experienced. But on the other hand, this system called for more fairness in the sport.”

“The only downside today was that the players by the videoscheidsrechter had difficulties on the game to focus on,” said Pizzi. “Even if, ultimately, the right decision is taken, the impact on their minds.”


Videoarbitrage plays key role in Chile-Cameroon (2-0)


Arturo Vidal protested violently at the end of the first half about the disallowed goal. After the race was the Chilean midfielder has calmed down, and he knows his outburst of “emotions in the heat of battle”.

“It was not easy to accept that our first hit, offside was,” said Vidal. “But eventually you need to be there beforehand. It was a fair decision and the system will be very useful.”

“This was the first time that we have a game played where this system was used. On the field, it is difficult to stay focused if the decision is in your disadvantage to fail.”

For the game, given the players interpretation of the FIFA about the system. During the match the referee with his headset to communicate with two assistants, in a room in the stadium to have the images of all cameras.

The videoarbiters look only for goals, penalty shots, red cards, and to situations where a yellow card to a wrong player is given.

IFAB, the spelregeloorgaan of FIFA, takes probably in march next year a decision on whether the videoarbiter on a permanent basis is entered.

Good start Chile, Portugal plays equal

Vidal makes a heart in the direction of the Chilean fans.

Teikeu is too late to take a shot of Vargas to blocks.

Sanchez and Vidal celebrate the 1-0 for Chile.

The star players from Portugal and Mexico shook hands.

Despite a great assist from Ronaldo in the 1-0, Portugal will not win against Mexico.

Hector Moreno, that PSV join AS Roma, brings to Mexico the end of a point.

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