Infantino will test with videoscheidsrechter step in the right direction
FIFA president Gianni Infantino will see the worldwide launch of the test with the videoscheidsrechter this week at Ajax-Willem II as a first step in the right direction.
“After decades of talking about it, we finally proceeded to the test phase. So we can see if it works or not, but also how we, the arbitrators can assist,” said Infantino Friday on the twitter account of the FIFA.
“It is the year 2016 inconceivable that everyone in the stadium and in front of the tv, the errors of the referee can see it, but that he only can’t see, and even forbidden to see the pictures.”
The 46-year-old Swiss wants to ensure that the game is not long from coming to a standstill by the videoscheidsrechter.
“We must continue to ensure that the competition is a regular course. The referee should always have the final decision about situations in a match, but if there is a system in which we can help him, then it’s definitely welcome.”
“During the test phase of two years, there will still be mistakes made, but then I expect that there is a system state for which the football is going to benefit.”
At the bekerduel Wednesday between Ajax and Willem II got Anouar Kali of referee Danny Makkelie in the first instance, a yellow card for his infringement on Lasse Schöne, but that was quickly turned into red after the advice of videoscheidsrechter Pol van Boekel.
Also at Feyenoord-FC Oss was Thursday tested with a videoscheidsrechter.
Video: Willem II-player Kali get red by help videoscheidsrechter