Experimentation that “has generated exceptional results, contributing significantly to the implementation of the definitive protocol”, writes the Italian Football Federation in a press release.
“Animated by the same desire to innovate and with the same spirit of service of the time – reads the note -, the FIGC has interpreted the requests received in recent weeks by numerous Serie A clubs and has informed FIFA informally of its willingness to experiment with the use of the challenge (the call to the on field review by the teams), in the times and in the ways that the IFA eventually establishes ».
“The Football Association is convinced that, by continuing on the path already undertaken, football can be brought to an ever closer dimension to the millions of fans, without affecting the referee’s authoritativeness but by providing him with concrete help tools,” adds the statement.
“The President Gabriele Gravina also shared with the Can A Nicola Rizzoli designator the need, already transferred to the referees, to intensify the use of the on field review in controversial cases that fall within the scope of the international protocol. This in order not to feed instrumental controversies that affect the image of our championship, which is preparing to enter the crucial phase of the season “, concludes the note.