It is a shame this won't be introduced immediately especially after the decisions we've experienced in the last 4 games, see link below:
or if the link doesn't work here is he article:
IFAB heralds breakthrough for video technology in football
7 MARCH 2016
The International Football Association Board (IFAB), which establishes the sportâ€™s playing rules and laws, has approved live trials of video technology in football.
The trials will begin by the 2017-18 season at the latest, it was decided following an IFAB meeting in Cardiff, Wales. The development has been hailed by new Fifa president Gianni Infantino as a â€œhistoric decisionâ€.
â€œWith regard to video assistance for match officials, the IFAB approved in principle a detailed set of protocols for the experiments and agreed they should be conducted for a minimum of two years in order to identify the advantages, disadvantages and worst-case scenarios,â€ the IFAB said. â€œThe set of protocols were drawn up by the IFABâ€™s Technical Sub-Committee, with support from Fifaâ€™s Technology Innovation Department, and followed discussions with the Football Advisory Panel and Technical Advisory Panel as well as football associations, leagues, other sports and technology providers.
â€œThe expectation is not to achieve 100-per-cent accuracy in decisions for every single incident, but to avoid clearly incorrect decisions that are pre-defined â€˜game-changingâ€™ situations â€“ goals, penalty decisions, direct red card incidents and mistaken identity. The IFAB agreed to allow one type of experiment, which will involve a video assistant referee having access to video replays during the match and either reviewing an incident on request by the referee, or communicating with the referee proactively about an incident that he/she may have missed.â€
Infantino said that there had been 12 expressions of interest from football associations and one from an entire continental confederation to get involved in the trial process. â€œWe have shown we are listening to the fans, to the players, to football and we are applying common sense,â€ he said. â€œWe are cautious but we are also looking to take concrete measures and concrete steps forward to ensure a new era has started not only in Fifa, but for IFAB.â€
A â€œhandfulâ€ of applicants will be accepted to participate in the trials, which will feature pictures from a set number of cameras being analysed by video referees. The match official will then be free either to take the advice of the video technician or analyse the incident himself via a tablet device on the halfway line.