VAR along with all the headaches that have accompanied it is set to be used at this Summer's World Cup in Russia. The technology has had it's hiccups but FIFA are set to press ahead with the technology.
BREAKING: FIFA council approves use of VAR technology for this summer’s World Cup finals. #SSN
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 16, 2018
There has been much negativity surrounding the implementation of VAR over the past season and there are vocal sections of fans that believe that VAR is ruining the game:
World Cup could last until Christmas.
— John Watson (@Johnwatson0212) March 16, 2018
Future of football is looking dodgy
— George (@StokeGeorge) March 16, 2018
World cup ruined.
— Ross Garvin (@rossgarvin) March 16, 2018
Well the trials went so well why not? ?
— Rob Bourne (@redrob58) March 16, 2018
Breaking news! FIFA are stupid! Can't wait to see what mess this will bring
— Rich Cooke (@cookie_77) March 16, 2018
While the technology has hit it's fair share of speed bumps, should the kinks be ironed out, the decision to bring it into the World Cup seems a logical one.
An International Football Association Board report recently said that the VAR system has been accurate in 98.9% of decisions so far during its two-year worldwide trial.
President of FIFA Gianni Infantino recently spoke out in support of VAR and it's use in the World Cup:
If we, or I, can do something to make sure that the World Cup is not decided by a referee's mistakes, then I think it's our duty to do it.