Russia 2018: Rohr Backs Video Assistant Referee (VAR)
Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has thrown his weight behind the planned introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at the forthcoming World Cup in Russia.
The Franco-German tactician believes that the new technology will ensure fairer officiating and help the referees.
“I’m all for it (VAR),” said Rohr in an interview published by South African football newspaper Soccer Laduma.
“It will bring justice to many situations and it will help the referees.
“Of course, there are some small hiccups in the beginning as with any new system. I have noticed some small issues in the Bundesliga and in other countries where it has been implemented, but it will be more accepted over time.”
Rohr disclosed that all 32 World Cup finalists were put through the VAR at a recent FIFA workshop in Sochi in Russia.
The video assistant referee (VAR) is an association football assistant referee that reviews decisions made by the head referee with the use of video footage and a headset for communication.
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