The upcoming Below-17 Girls’s World Cup in India will see the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) expertise making its debut within the age-group showpiece, world soccer governing physique FIFA introduced on Tuesday. The celebrated match, which was given the go-ahead by FIFA after lifting the 11-day-long suspension on All India Soccer Federation (AIFF), will likely be held in Bhubaneswar (Kalinga Stadium), Margao (JLN Stadium) and Navi Mumbai (DY Patil Stadium) from October 11-30.
“The FIFA U-17 Girls’s World Cup will give us necessary and important insights into the qualities of the match officers who’ve been appointed. We’re very joyful that, additionally for the primary time, VAR expertise will likely be used at a FIFA U-17 Girls’s World Cup,” stated FIFA’s Head of Girls Refereeing Kari Seitz.
“This occasion will likely be one other nice alternative to showcase the talents of the appointed VARs and proceed the event of our feminine VARs as a part of the Highway to Australia/New Zealand 2023 venture,” she stated in a FIFA assertion.
The VAR expertise helps the decision-making strategy of the referee in 4 game-changing conditions: objectives and offences main as much as a objective, penalty selections and offences main as much as a penalty, direct pink card incidents, and mistaken id.
All through a match, the VAR crew continually checks for clear and apparent errors associated to those 4 match-changing conditions. The VAR crew communicates with the referee just for clear and apparent errors or critical missed incidents.
The U-17 Girls’s World Cup in India would be the third FIFA girls’s match to utilise VAR following the U-20 Girls’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 and the FIFA Girls’s World Cup France 2019.
This would be the second time the VAR expertise will likely be utilized in India, the primary one being from the quarterfinal stage of the AFC Girls’s Asian Cup the nation hosted in January-February this yr. The FIFA Referees Committee additionally introduced match officers for the match comprising 14 girls referees, 28 girls assistant referees, three help referees and 16 video match officers.
“We’re delighted that the FIFA U-17 Girls’s World Cup is returning after a four-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re actually trying ahead to this necessary competitors in India happening in October,” stated the chairman of the FIFA’s Referees Committee Pierluigi Collina.
“For the match officers, in fact, it is one other huge stage within the preparation of the potential candidates for the FIFA Girls’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.” The Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) will likely be represented by 14 referees, assistant referees and video match officers from seven member associations. There isn’t a one from India.
Pansa Chaisanit of Thailand, Edita Mirabidova of Uzbekistan and Oh Hyeon Jeong of Korea have been chosen as referees, marking their first appointments in a FIFA match, as the principle referees.
They are going to be joined by assistant referees Supawan Hinthong and Nuannid Donjiangreed of Thailand, Joanna Charaktis of Australia, Kristina Sereda of Uzbekistan and Chinese language duo Fang Yan and Xie Lijun.
As well as, 5 video match officers — Omar Mohamed Al Ali from the United Arab Emirates, Hanna Hattab from Syria, Sivakorn Pu-Udom from Thailand and Australia’s Lara Lee and Casey Reibelt — will help from the VAR room.
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