FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a news conference after the 132nd Annual Meeting of the IFAB (International Football Association Board) at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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In one of the most fundamental changes ever to soccer's 155-year-old rules, FIFA approved video review Saturday and cleared the way to use it at the World Cup in June.The panel, known as IFAB, voted unanimously to begin updating the game's written rules to include VAR and let competition organizers ask to adopt it -- with FIFA next in line this month.FIFA must take a further decision on using VAR at the World Cup in Russia, which kicks off June 14 .Several games at the 2017 Confederations Cup, FIFA's World Cup warm-up tournament in Russia, also left many in the stadium unsure what match officials were doing.Still, the International Football Association Board's approval was expected on Saturday because FIFA controls four of the eight votes. The four British soccer associations, which created IFAB in 1886, have one vote each, and six are needed to approve an idea.At the 2014 World Cup, FIFA deployed goal-line technology.
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