FIFA to stage video replay trial workshop next month

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ZURICH (AP) FIFA says it has invited leagues and federations interested in running video replay trials to inspect the technology next month.

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The May 18-20 workshop in Amsterdam is a key step in FIFA’s ambitious two-year target to use video review at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The Dutch federation was chosen because it has run experiments since 2013 with video assistants helping referees – though not live in a competitive match.

Soccer’s rule-making panel, known as IFAB, will confirm later in May which competitions will take part in trials.

FIFA says those that want to run and fund experiments “will be allowed to do so.”

IFAB has said video replay is restricted to decisions on goals being scored, penalties being awarded, players being sent off and cases of mistaken identity.