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Real Madrid against FIFA's video refereeing

Both Zidane and Modric think it's a problem.

Club America v Real Madrid - FIFA Club World Cup Semi Final Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images,

FIFA is trying to introduce video refereeing during this Club World Cup but so far it's been a mess. Cristiano Ronaldo scored Real Madrid's second goal late in regulation and while the referee conceded the goal, he was then told to disallow after some other officials watched the replay. In the end, the main referee on the pitch was told once again that the goal was indeed legal and Madrid increased their lead. The process took almost an entire minute and both Luka Modric and coach Zinedine Zidane had things to say about this new system.

“I don't know what to say. To be honest I don't like it. It creates a lot of confusion. The other day we had a meeting where it was explained to us but for me that's just not football. I hope that this is not something that lasts. We need to focus on our game but my initial feelings about this are not good," said Modric.

“The problem is that we have to adapt to what FIFA wants to do. I have my ideas and with the second goal there was a little confusion, it's true. Things need to be clearer. We cannot control what they want to do to improve things using technology. If it improves things it will improve football, but things need to be clearer," explained Zidane.

All in all, it seems that the system could work and could help football, but it needs to be executed with more efficiency in order to let the game flow flawlessly.

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