Collina backs video technology

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Italy's former leading referee Pierluigi Collina has come out in favour of the use of video technology in soccer.

"Things cannot continue as they are," Collina, who now appoints officials for Italian games, told Tuesday's La Gazzetta dello Sport. "Referees take the field knowing the match will be dissected to find their mistakes.

"I'll make a provocation: at this point we might as well use technology, otherwise the referee is the only one who has to decide with his own eyes, while everyone else assesses things with increasingly perfect technology."