German referee Felix Zwayer made use of the technology available to both chalk off a goal for France and then overrule an incorrect offside call against Gerard Deulofeu for Spain's second goal. Les Bleus saw a close-range header from Antoine Griezmann ...
France's game with Spain marked yet another successful outing for a video referee, with one goal correctly ruled out, and one correctly awarded
The future is now.
Tuesday's marquee international friendly between France and Spain made history, with a video referee included in the decision-making process.
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In the first half the official intervened to rule out a seemingly legitimate Antoine Griezmann goal, and later overruled the linesman, who had attempted to rule out Gerard Deulofeu's second-half strike.
ITV Football, who broadcast the game live, have subsequently released a tweet, showing the exact length of time taken for the video official to make a decision.
Following Deulofeu scoring Spain's second goal of the game - following David Silva's opener - the linesman raised his flag, but it took a mere 40 seconds for the call to be correctly overruled.
After the success of Tuesday's trial, it appears to be a matter of time until it is introduced into domestic leagues across the world.
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