You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

VAR in play from quarter-finals at Cup of Nations

SHOTLIST CAIRO, EGYPTJUNE 20, 2019SOURCE: AFPTV IMAGES (01:24)1. Mid shot CAF president Ahmad Ahmad holding a press conference2. Close-up CAF president Ahmad Ahmad holding a press conference3. Mid shot CAF president Ahmad Ahmad holding a press conference4. Mid shot CAF president Ahmad Ahmad holding a press conference5. Wide shot CAF president Ahmad Ahmad holding a press conference6. Mid shot CAF president Ahmad Ahmad holding a press conference7. Mid shot CAF president Ahmad Ahmad holding a press conference8. Mid shot CAF president Ahmad Ahmad holding a press conference9. Close-up Press conference10. Wide shot Press conference11. Mid shot Press conference12. Zoom out end of press conference13. Mid shot CAF logo 14. SOUNDBITE 1 - Ahmad Ahmad, CAF President (male, French, 33 sec): "Let's stop these rumours, these false rumours. We are working together and we decided by mutual agreement and I was the person who initiated the solicitation because the world of communication is very complicated today. As you have seen, I was arrested in Paris, not arrested but was stopped for an audition." "Arrêtons ces rumeurs, ces fausses rumeurs. Nous sommes dans une construction, nous avons décidé d'un commun accord, sur solicitation, sur ma solicitation personnelle parce que le monde de la communication est très compliqué aujourd'hui. Vous avez vu, j'ai été interpellé à Paris, pas arrêté, interpellé pour une audition." 15. SOUNDBITE 2 - Ahmad Ahmad, CAF President (male, French, 18 sec): "I always hear about corruption everywhere. I even do not hear about justice. Then are we supposed to listen to? That's why I insisted because there is only FIFA that can come and see what happens inside the CAF." "J'entends toujours partout corruption, même la justice vous ne l'écoutez pas, qui alors va-t-on écouter ? C'est pour ça que j'ai insisté parce qu'il y a que la FIFA qui puisse venir voir ce qu'il se passe à l'intérieur de la CAF." 16. SOUNDBITE 3 - Ahmad Ahmad, CAF President (male, French, 22 sec): "It is a matter of caution. If you see the different countries that use VAR, they do not rush into things from the beginning because it's a technology that many people do not fully master." "C'est une mesure de prudence. Et que si vous voyez les différents pays qui utilisent la VAR, ils ne se précipitent pas dès le début parce que c'est une technologie que beaucoup de gens ne maitrisent pas totalement encore. " 17. SOUNDBITE 4 - Ahmad Ahmad, CAF President (male, French, 14 sec): "At first we wanted to reach the semi-finals but we insisted that we have to go a little bit further. And the executive committee decided that if we only reached the quarter finals then it will be considered as a success." "Au début c'était demi-finales mais nous avons exigé qu'il faut aller un peu plus avant. Et le comité exécutif a décidé que c'est à partir des quarts de finale pour que ça soit une réussite." 18. SOUNDBITE 5 - Ahmad Ahmad, CAF President (male, French, 14 sec): "Comfortable? Yes, I am very comfortable. But I do not like saying "me" too much. CAF is not an amateur, it's an organisation and a team." "A l'aise ? Oui, je suis très à l'aise. Mais je n'aime pas trop dire "moi". La CAF, c'est pas amateur, c'est une organisation, c'est une équipe." ///-----------------------------------------------------------AFP TEXT STORY: VAR in play from quarter-finals at Cup of Nations =(Picture)= Cairo, June 20, 2019 (AFP) - VAR, the video review system that sparked chaotic scenes in the African Champions League final last month, will be introduced from the quarter-final stage at the Cup of Nations in Egypt, CAF president Ahmad Ahmad said Thursday."It's a measure of prudence. When you see the various countries that use VAR, they don't rush into it from the start. It's a technology that a lot of people don't completely use yet," Ahmad said in Cairo, on the eve of the opening match between hosts Egypt and Zimbabwe."It was planned for the semi-finals to start with, but we insisted that we have to go a little bit further. The executive committee decided on the quarter-finals, so that it's a success."The announcement was one keenly awaited since the controversy that overshadowed the second leg of the CAF Champions League final between Tunisian club Esperance and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.In an unprecedented decision, CAF ordered the match to be replayed following the Cup of Nations after Wydad walked off the pitch in protest and refused to return after a faulty VAR system was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.mw/gj -------------------------------------------------------------
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon