Fifa is set to secure a recommendation today that video referees be used at the World Cup, but one of the decision-makers has insisted that public confusion surrounding the system still needs to be tackled. The International FA Board (Ifab), the game’s law-making body, will meet in Zurich today to make an “indicative decision” on whether video assistant referees (VARs) should be permitted worldwide, before a final decision in March.
Regis’s sudden death prompted an outpouring of emotion from figures within the game Bob Thomas/Getty ImagesThe Premier League has announced all players will wear black armbands at this weekend’s matches to commemorate Cyrille Regis, who died on Sunday aged 59. There will also be a minute’s applause at each match to recognise the pioneering role played by the former England, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Coventry City striker, who helped lead the way for black players in English football.
Watford are fighting a discrimination claim by their former medical chief who is suing the club on the grounds that he lost his job because he was English rather than Italian. Richard Collinge, a physiotherapist who was the head of medical services, was sacked by the club in September 2016 after less than two years in the post. His departure followed shortly after the then new Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri had appointed six people to his backroom team who were all fellow Italians.
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