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Referees Visit VAR Operation Rooms Ahead Of World Cup

Selected Video Assistants Referees and match officials visited the Video Operation rooms in Moscow on Sunday to familiarize with the equipments which will be their office during the World Cup matches in Nigeria hotsportstv.com gathered.

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FIFA Referee Committee had selected 13 referees who will act solely as video assistant referee during the Mundial which begin June 14.

A statement from the official Twitter handle of FIFA on Sunday said the selection criteria for the VAR Team was primarily based on their experience as Video Match Officials in their respective National Associations and Confederation competition.

The statement read, “The selection criteria for the VAR Team was primarily based on their experience as Video Match Officials in their respective National Associations and Confederation competitions, in addition to their successful participation in several preparatory seminars and FIFA competitions, where they enhanced their VAR knowledge and skills by using the system”

“In addition to the 13 Video Assistant Referees, some of the Referees and Assistant Referees who were selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will also act as Video Match Officials during FIFA’s main competition. These appointments will be made before the matches”

“Four replay operators select and provide the best camera angles. Two of them pre-select the most likely camera angles while the other two provide the final angles chosen by the VAR and the AVAR2 for each checked or reviewed incident”

“The team consists of the video assistant referee (VAR) and his three assistant video assistant referees (AVAR1, AVAR2 and AVAR3). All video assistant referee team members are top FIFA match officials” the statement added.

The 2018 World Cup will be the first time that the VAR will be used in any FIFA World Cup competition after it was put to test during the Confederation Cup last year.

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