Made footballs to represent country in 2018 FIFA World Cup

Lynette Rowe
March 18, 2018

Poland pipped India in the race to host the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup after members of the world governing body's main decision-making panel - the FIFA Council - voted in favour of the European nation in its meeting in Bogota, Colombia, on Friday. It has been approved and we are extremely happy with that decision.

"What we want is to help and to give the referee the possibility to have extra help when he has to make important decisions, and in a World Cup we make very important decisions, the VAR is helping the referee and we are going to have a more transparent and fairer game, and that's what we want", Infantino stated further.

The technology is created to help referees with key decisions, including goals, penalties, straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity.

Used for the first time in global competition at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation a year ago, Infantino stressed at the time the need for "continuing tests" but insisted that its use would make football a fairer game.

In spite of criticisms that have trailed the use of Video assistant referees (VAR), FIFA President, Gianni Infantino insists the tool helps referees make better decisions in the field of play.

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"The World Cup is a national priority for our government and that is why it has guaranteed the required investment in our exciting and innovative stadium plans", added Elalamy.

Mr Dagha wished the Forward Group well and told them to continue with their winning pattern in getting bids for the FIFA World Cup-2018. The referee has his work cut out already and can make a mistake like any human being, if we can help him to correct these mistakes let's do so.

Infantino added: "We have two bids in play, one is a joint bid involving Canada, USA and Mexico, the second bid is Morocco".

The long-awaited decision follows a unanimous International Football Association Board (IFAB) vote of approval earlier this month in lieu of a two-year trial period.

"We are not anxious at all, we are here to organise a football tournament", Infantino said. That's why we carried out trials in those 1,000 matches.

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