History Made: Video Assistance now in use at FIFA Club Worldcup!


Referee Video Assistance

This year FIFA makes history by having in game video assistance for referees. This is the first time the technology is used in an official tournament. Indeed, as technology advances, the demand for precision in football has steadily increased. Football has lagged behind other sports that have already implemented this. Accordingly, Infantino has approved “Video Assisted Refereeing” to be used for the first time in the FIFA Club Worldcup as an experiment for its possible use in the Russia 2018 FIFA Worldcup.

The 7 teams in the FIFA Club World Cup competition of 2016:

  1. Atletico Nacional (Colombia) – CONMEBOL
  2. Auckland City (New Zealand) – OFC
  3. Club America (Mexico) – CONCAF
  4. Jeonbuk Motors (South Korea)
  5. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) – CAF
  6. Real Madrid (Spain) – UEFA
  7. Kashima Antlers (Japan, hosts) – AFC
  8. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Japan) – AFC

To watch, Real Madrid vs Winner of Club America (Mx) vs Jeonbuk FC (Jap) – Thursday


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