December 14, 2016 / 11:45 AM / a year ago

Soccer-Video evidence used for first time to award penalty

OSAKA, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Video evidence was used to award a penalty for the first time at the Club World Cup when the referee gave Kashima Antlers a spot kick against Atletico Nacional in their semi-final Wednesday.

An off-field official called attention to an infringement by Orlando Berrio and Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai walked to the side of the pitch to review the incident on a computer screen.

Viktor Kassai immediately awarded a 33rd minute penalty that Shoma Doi converted to give Japanese side Kashima a 1-0 lead.

Berrio could clearly be seen tripping opponent Daigo Nishi as the players moved into the box to challenge for a free kick.

The winners will play either Real Madrid or Mexico’s Club America, who meet on Thursday, in Sunday’s final. (Writing by Andrew Downie; editing by Ken Ferris)

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