Gianni Infantino: 'VAR is cleaning football'
- FIFA president Gianni Infantino has announced the death of offside controversies and claimed VAR is “cleaning football”
“The results, and we’re talking about facts, not words, perceptions, are extremely clear and extremely positive,” Infantino said.
“There have been more than 440 checks, 19 reviews in 62 matches - so one every three and a half games. There were 16 decisions changed. Changed means from a wrong decision to a right decision.
“VAR is cleaning football, making it more transparent and honest, helping referees to make decisions. Ninety-five per cent of decisions were already correct. Thanks to VAR we increased it to 99.32%, the latest figures. Touch wood for the next two games.
“Offside goals are finished in football, at least with VAR. You will never see an offside goal scored because with VAR you either are, or you are not, offside. How many times have you [the press] been writing about this - is he offside or not? Now you will have other arguments because offside is finished.”
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