Football's rule-making body IFAB has approved the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system following a two-year trial.
VAR has been trialled in some domestic English cup games this season, and has been used in Germany and Italy.
The International Football Association Board "unanimously approved" its introduction on a permanent basis after a meeting in Zurich on Saturday.
Competitions must apply to IFAB to use the technology, but the Premier League are yet to make a decision on VAR.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a decision on whether VAR will be used to the World Cup will be taken at a meeting on 16 March.
"As of today, video assistant refereeing is part of football," he said.
"We hope and encourage a favourable decision in this respect because we are very positive about VAR."
IFAB is made up of the Football Associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as FIFA.
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