Fifa head referee leery of video tech
Fifa president Gianni Infantino has provided the green signal to video referrals in football, possibly beginning using the 2018 Planet Cup.
Kochi: Although Fifa president Gianni Infantino has offered the green signal to video referrals in football, possibly beginning with all the 2018 Planet Cup, Fifa head of referees Massimo Busacca remains skeptical about the technology.
The Swiss national, who had voiced his protest against video referrals as early as in 2011, when he took charge as the head of refereeing in Fifa, explaining that it impacts the flow on the game, nevertheless maintains that it's not a option.
"I'm not totally convinced still these days," mentioned the 47-year-old who has officiated two World Cups. "Technology is not going to resolve everything, however it will certainly support, like goal-line does," mentioned the 2009 Best Referee within the World. "If we've got to assessment each and every circumstance inside the game, we don't play anymore. It (video referrals) is just not a option for the errors," he said.