B y George Aluo, with Agency Report
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has pleaded not to be drawn into the two-penalty controversy that trailed Barcelona’s historic UEFA Champions League feat on Wednesday.
Infantino who hailed Barca’s massive describing it as incredible said he had no comment to make on the two penalties awarded the Catalan giants by German referee Deniz Aytekin.
“Barcelona’s victory was just amazing and incredible,” Infantino said.
The FIFA boss was however quick in pointing out that the world soccer governing body is doing something to ensure that mistakes made by referees do not end up determining the team that wins a crucial encounter like the Barcelona, PSG match.
It would be noted that FIFA is already working on a new technology that would see Video Assistant Referees (VARs) being part of a match.
“VAR will be there n future, hopefully, to correct clear mistakes of the referee. In this case (Barca vs PSG) I don’t know if it was a clear mistake or not. But in future, when there are clear mistakes, it will be corrected by the video assistant referee. That way, we can make sure decisive matches are not decided by mistakes made in good faith by the referee,” Infantino said.