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La Liga to Roll Out VAR

La Liga to Roll Out VARLa Liga to Roll Out VAR

La Liga is set to use the much-discussed video assistant referee system from next season.

VAR has been rolled out in the Bundesliga and Serie A this term, often sparking controversy, while its roll-out for selected games in England’s FA Cup has also been far from seamless, Beinsports reported.

FIFA remain committed to using the technology at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and Spain’s top flight will be the latest major division to get on board.

In a statement, La Liga confirmed it had reached an agreement with the Royal Spanish Football Federation to introduce VAR in 2018-19 season.

Recently-retired referees Carlos Velasco Carballo and Carlos Clos Gomez will head up training for match officials, which begins immediately, while Mediapro will be responsible for providing the technology at La Liga’s expense.

 

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