The German refereeing body is optimistic that football’s Video Assistant Referee, VAR, technology will be utilized at the World Cup and after.
The assessment of the current VAR test will be carried out later this month by the International Football Association Board, IFAB.
The body will determine on March 2, if the VAR would be used during and after the World Cup in Russia.
“I believe that video evidence will be used at the 2018 World Cup,’’ German refereeing chief Lutz-Michael Fröhlich told a news conference on Thursday.
The referee who acted as the VAR, Referee Jochen Drees said he believe the new innovation would have its way despite little challenges.
“We have to prepare ourselves for video evidence remaining a permanent feature in football.
“The ruling body FIFA won’t put this baby up for adoption again,’’ Drees said.