Yerevan, 23.January.2019,

Video replays used for first time during France's 3-1 win over Italy

Fifa president Gianni Infantino said "football history" was made after video replays were used for the first time in an international matchduring France's 3-1 friendly win over Italy.

Video was used when Italy appealed for a penalty after a perceived handball in the box by defender Layvin Kurzawa.

Referee Bjorn Kuipers stopped play while TV replays were consulted and it was decided not to award a spot-kick.

Infantino hopes the technology will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Trials have already taken place in the United Soccer League - the third tier of football in the USA - and it will also be tested in six other countries in the next two years, including Germany and Italy.

"You could see that the referee stopped play for a couple of seconds and during those seconds the two referees in the truck verified that there was no penalty," Infantino told Italy's Rai TV.

"We've seen football history here," he added. "We're in 2016 so it's about time to try it."

Thursday's match was staged at the San Nicola Stadium in Bari.

Four men took own lives after webcam blackmail Katy Perry gets charity award for her work with children from Hillary Clinton Philip Morris could stop making conventional cigarettes Trump eyes ex-Goldman banker Steve Mnuchin for Treasury CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal 'height of folly' Thousands 'miss out on stroke treatment' Samsung Electronics considers splitting firm in two South Korea's President Park 'willing to resign' Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash Bird flu: Netherlands culls 190,000 ducks Trump dismisses Wisconsin recount drive as 'scam' Fidel Castro death: Cubans mourn ex-leader Women in science pledge to combat hate Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Five tips for spotting a bargain Lung cancer cells spread like unanchored tents, study says Abducted California woman Sherri Papini found after three weeks Brazil president Michel Temer accused of corruption Predatory bacteria can wipe out superbugs, says study Catherine Zeta-Jones takes aim at paparazzi with 'better' bikini photos Colombia signs new peace deal with Farc Israel fires: Tens of thousands flee as fires hit Haifa Shia pilgrims among more than 80 killed in IS attack in Iraq Climate changing 'too fast' for species
Today For week For Month
website by Sargssyan