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Video replays can provide refs with decisions in 10 seconds

BARI, Italy (AP) In 10 seconds, Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers got all the feedback he wanted from the two assistants examining video replays in a truck outside the stadium.

Instead of sending off France defender Djibril Sidibe for a hard foul into the left leg of Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi three minutes into a friendly, Kuipers pulled out a yellow card instead.

It's exactly what FIFA was hoping for from video assistance tests for referees - keeping interruptions to a minimum and maintaining the flow of play.


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