The referee gave the penalty only after viewing the footage

A penalty given to Japan’s Kashima Antlers marks a historic moment in football for being the first incident where video replay technology was used.

The semi-final Fifa World Club Cup match between Kashima Antlers and Atletico Nacional was halted mid-game as the referee viewed the replay to before awarding a penalty.

The referee, who viewed the incident on a sideline monitor, had been alerted to the foul by his assistant.

Shoma Doi scored the penalty, contributing to the team’s final victory of 3-0, making Kashima Antlers the first team to reach the final.

The Club World Cup features champion club sides from Fifa’s six continental confederations.

Fifa is currently trialing video replay technology in the competition, which is underway in Japan.



 

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