- A video support system for referees might be used at a FIFA Futsal World Cup™ for the primary time
- The system will comprise a evaluate operator and a pitchside display screen for referees
- The know-how has been examined in a number of prime futsal leagues
History might be made at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™, which might be performed from 12 September to 3 October. In line with FIFA’s objective of leveraging know-how to enhance the soccer expertise, as set out in The Vision 2020-2023, the FIFA Council just lately accepted the usage of video support (VS) at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021. This is the primary time that such a system might be used at a FIFA Futsal World Cup™, with the know-how set to positively affect the sport. Naturally, coaching with VS might be an necessary a part of the preparation course of for the referees who will characteristic at Lithuania 2021.
The system will comprise a evaluate operator and a pitchside monitor on which referees might be in a position to evaluate particular incidents. Referees and groups will profit from having video replays out there for 4 particular varieties of incidents:
- Goal/no objective conditions
- Penalty incidents
- Direct crimson playing cards
- Potential instances of mistaken id
Pierluigi Collina, the chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee, totally helps the introduction of VS and voiced his enthusiasm about its implementation: “This is an important milestone for the game of futsal: the introduction of VS at the highest level of international competition. It will be an innovative system for the sport, enabling the quick review of specific on-pitch incidents and ultimately ensuring fairer results.”
Referees could have the chance to evaluate incidents instantly to make clear decisive moments in futsal matches. The know-how has been examined in a number of competitions and has additionally been in operation in Lithuania, the host nation of the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021™. In addition, session was carried out with numerous futsal stakeholders, together with prime coaches and gamers, which yielded very constructive suggestions concerning the system.
“Of course, the implementation of any new element introduced to the game always poses challenges; however, the reaction from the futsal community has been overwhelmingly positive. The coaches of the qualified teams will be briefed about the innovative tool soon and the focus is on delivering a fantastic and technologically modern Futsal World Cup,” added Collina.
The protocol for the VS system is being finalised and might be launched nearer to the event.