Saturday March 5 2016
FIFA begin video replay tests

FIFA announced a “historic day for football” as experimentation begins for video assistance to referees, likely to be in Serie B.

New FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirmed the news today, calling it “an historic day for football. We are leading the debate, not stopping the debate. We’re listening to football.”

There will be at least two years of experiments before it is implemented in major tournaments.

Italy’s FIGC has already said it’s ready to introduce the technology on an experimental basis in Serie B and the Coppa Italia from next season.

There are limitations, as it will only be used for goals – including offside calls – red cards, cases of mistaken identity and penalties.

Goal-line technology has already proved extremely popular and will be used in this season’s Champions League and Europa League Finals.