Tuesday 23 January 2018

Extra refs ratified

The additional assistant referees system experimented with in last season's Europa League will be used in the Champions League this year.

The decision was ratified at a meeting in Cardiff of the technical sub-committee of the International Football Association Board (IFAB), football's rule-makers, where it was also confirmed the issue of goal-line technology would be discussed in October.

The system of extra officials will be used in the Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup this season, as well as a handful of other competitions around the world after IFAB opened the experiment up to confederations outside of Europe.

Irish Independent

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