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By Chineze Ogugua

The controversial Video Assistant Referee technology is set to be used at this year’s World Cup holding in Russia. This was revealed by FIFA’s chief commercial officer Philippe Le Floc’h.

Philippe Le Floc'h

FIFA is already in discussions with potential sponsors for the technology ahead of the tournament, which begins in June.

According to Le Floc’h: “Definitely VAR will happen. It’s great to have technology in football because this is also a fair (ness) thing.

“We are talking to various technological companies who are very interested with what we are doing on the technology side of things.”

VAR has been trialed this season in countries such as Italy, Germany and England, however, it has witnessed a lot of controversy in England.

The final decision as to whether VAR will be used at the World Cup will be made by IFAB, football’s rule-making body, at their annual meeting on March 2nd.

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