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World football governing body, FIFA are exploring the  possibility of scrapping the use of linesmen and replacing them with the Video Assistant Referees.

According to the UK Mirror, a specific department has now been created, to explore just how influential technology could be on football.

The offside flag could also become history if the findings from FIFA’s VAR team prove that technology can be beneficial and perfectly accurate.

A source said: “FIFA already have a department set up researching into these exact areas.

“Will they replace referee assistants completely with cameras and computers ruling offsides and throw-ins? It could happen one day.”

FIFA President Gianni Infantino a huge advocate of VAR and he is determined to see a technological revolution in football.


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