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A spokesman said: "FIFA has always refused the assistance of video for refereeing matters.
"One reason for this is that it has not been possible to implement such technical means at a universal level.
"This point is particularly crucial as the same laws and conditions must apply worldwide so as to avoid that competitions such as the World Cup with about 800 preliminary matches around the globe become distorted.
"Rather than introducing technology, FIFA's intentions are focussed on making referees more professional, where they can devote additional time to training and recuperation."