2018 W/Cup: FIFA Picks 13 Refs For Video Review
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has selected 13 officials who will specialize as the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
According to FIFA, they will act "solely as Video Assistant Referees (VARs)" in four-man teams reviewing potential game-changing incidents at each of the 64 matches.
No official from England was selected.
The 13 selected include several who refereed recent Champions League knockout games.
They include three from Italy and two from Germany, which have the highest profile national leagues to use video review this season.
FIFA says some of the 36 referees and 63 assistants previously picked for World Cup duty will also work in VAR teams.
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