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SportVideo review approved by FIFA for Women's World Cup

00:35  16 march  2019
00:35  16 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

FIFA recommends use of VAR at 2019 Women's World Cup

FIFA recommends use of VAR at 2019 Women's World Cup Soccer: FIFA recommends use of VAR at 2019 Women's World Cup

The FIFA Women ' s World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women ' s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association

A FIFA panel overseeing Women ' s World Cup preparations has recommended using video review to help referees. At a meeting in Miami next week, FIFA 's ruling council is set to ratify video assistants being deployed to help women referees at the June 7-July 7 tournament in France.

Video review approved by FIFA for Women's World Cup© The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino talks during a press conference after a FIFA Council Meeting, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Miami. The council approved working with Qatar to explore expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams by adding at least one more country in the Persian Gulf to host matches. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

MIAMI — Video review has been approved for the Women's World Cup, which runs from June 7 to July 7 in France.

The Video Assistant Referee system made its debut at the men's tournament in Russia last year and was approved Friday for use at the women's tournament.

Of the 455 incidents checked by VAR at last year's World Cup, 20 led to video reviews. Among the reviews was one late in the first half of the final, which led to a hand ball call on Croatia's Ivan Perisic. Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty kick to give France a 2-1 lead, and Les Bleus went on to a 4-2 win.

FIFA's ruling council to review Gianni Infantino's plans to expand 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 teams

FIFA's ruling council to review Gianni Infantino's plans to expand 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 teams FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said fast-tracking the increase which was due to start at the 2026 tournament, would require using additional countries beyond Qatar. Qatar's infrastructure is already stretched for the Middle East's first World Cup, currently scheduled for 32 teams playing 64 games in 28 days. To fit in 16 additional games, FIFA is looking at using Kuwait and Oman, a person with knowledge of the situation said on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential.

See more of FIFA Women ' s World Cup on Facebook. The FIFA Women ' s World Cup is an international association football competition contested by the sen

A FIFA panel overseeing Women ' s World Cup preparations has recommended using video review to help referees. FIFA says its organizing committee for Some men with experience working as VARs at the 2018 World Cup in Russia took part in trials at a boys' youth tournament in Qatar last month with

FIFA has been criticized by women's players for the disparity in resources between the men's and women's games.

The governing body announced in October that prize money for this year's women's tournament will be $30 million, of which $4 million will go to the federation of the champion. While the total is double the prize money for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada, it is a fraction of the $400 million in prize money for last year's men's World Cup, of which $38 million went to champion France.

FIFA says prize money for the 2022 men's World Cup will be $440 million.

Women's soccer players also filed a legal action after FIFA allowed the use of artificial turf at the 2015 Women's World Cup. FIFA does not allow artificial turf at the men's tournament.

FIFA Confirms Record Number of Bidders Interested in Hosting 2023 Women's World Cup

FIFA Confirms Record Number of Bidders Interested in Hosting 2023 Women's World Cup ​FIFA has confirmed it has received a record number of formal expressions of interest from countries looking to host the Women's World Cup in 2023, with nine possible bidders from four different continents in the hat so far. FIFA's deadline for expression of interest to host the 2023 tournament was earlier this month, with the nine prospective bidders now given until April 16 to submit their official bidding registration to the world governing body, the next stage of the process. Among the nine interested countries are Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Bolivia, with one hoping to stage the first Women's World Cup in South America.

The 2015 FIFA Women ' s World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women ' s World Cup , the quadrennial international women ' s football world championship tournament.

The 2019 FIFA Women ' s World Cup qualification process decided all 24 teams which will play in the 2019 FIFA Women ' s World Cup , with the hosts France qualifying automatically. It will be the eighth FIFA Women ' s World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said national governing bodies that do not fund women's soccer to the level FIFA desires will have money withheld that otherwise would go to them under the FIFA Forward development program.

"We have the same amounts dedicated and earmarked for men's and women's competitions," Infantino said Friday. "We still have 50 or 60 associations in the world who do not have proper women's football. Well, they will receive less money."

During the news conference, Infantino showed off the ball to be used at the Women's World Cup — and dropped it.

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FIFA explores Kuwait, Oman as 2022 World Cup co-hosts.
FIFA continues the push to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, considering Kuwait and Oman becoming co-hosts with Qatar, which remains in the middle of a complicated diplomatic standoff with several Arab neighbors.

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