Collina backs video technology

A former top referee in Italy has spoken out in favor of using

video technology during matches.

Pierluigi Collina told Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview

published Tuesday that “things cannot go on like this.”

Collina was quoted as saying that “we might as well use the

technology, otherwise the referee remains alone in having to judge

with his own eyes while all the others will be able to evaluate his

decisions with increasingly perfect tools.”

Calls for the use of video technology in football have

increased in recent weeks after a handball during a playoff match

helped France qualify for the World Cup at the expense of Ireland.