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Referees to communicate VAR calls at Club World Cup

Referee Daniel Siebert checks the VAR monitor during the 2022 Fifa World Cup (by Youssef Loulidi/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Further clarity is set to be provided surrounding video assistant referee (VAR) decisions in football, after a 12-month trial was given the green light.

At its annual business meeting held at Wembley Stadium in London, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the sport’s lawmaking body, agreed that referees’ live communication of VAR decisions to the public, both in the stadium and via broadcasters, would be trialled for 12 months in international competitions.

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