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Referees to explain VAR decisions to fans

Video Assistant Referee are set to explain decisions to television viewers and those in the stadium at next month’s Club World Cup.

The International Football Association Board (Ifab) says if the trial in Morocco is a success then it could be rolled out at other FIFA competitions.

That could also include this summer’s Women’s World Cup.

There has been growing frustration at the lack of communication around VAR decisions to fans.

It has not been decided yet whether the communication in Morocco will be in French, English or Arabic.

A system where the decisions were explained more clearly to those watching at home and inside stadiums would follow the cricket and National Football League (NFL)-style model of direct explanations.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas