VAR to replace Assistant Referees in new FIFA plans

VAR to replace Assistant Referees in new FIFA plans

Football could see further sweeping changes after it was revealed that FIFA are exploring the possibility of replacing assistant referees with VAR technology.

As first reported by The Mirror, football’s international governing body have set up a new department to discover whether technology could be used further in football.


The linesman’s role has been identified as a potential area in which technology could come into use.




If the findings of the new department are favourable, football could see a three-man on-field officiating party reduced to just one.


An insider told The Mirror: ‘FIFA already have a department set up researching into these exact areas.


‘Will they replace referee assistants completely with cameras and computers ruling offsides and throw-ins? It could happen one day.’


Culled from Ollie Lewis article for Mail

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