The goal-line technology and the Video Assisted Referee, VAR, will be used during the Confederations Cup 2017 matches, according to FIFA’s press service.
According to the press service, the goal-line technology will be implemented during the Confederations Cup 2017 matches in Russia as planned and in accordance with earlier experience of using the system during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The goal-line technology allows to record a goal during a football match by technical means and to promptly notify referees that the ball completely crossed the goal line.
The 2012 Club World Cup in Japan was first international tournament where the system was used and tested. Afterwards, the innovation was implemented during the 2014 World Cup Brazil, the 2016 European Championship in France and during the finals of the 2016 Europe League.
Earlier, Acting head of the Russian Football Union’s Refereeing and Inspection Department Akeskey Nikolaev said that the goal-line technology can be tested during the Russian Premier League which will take place before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The Confederations Cup will be held in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan between June 17 and July 2, 2017.