The Spanish Football Federation announced, on Tuesday, through its official website, its readiness to launch a project related to video arbitration technology, or what is known as “VAR.”
The idea includes the participation of the fans who follow the matches, with complete transparency, in the decisions of the referees by publishing the conversations that bring together the main referee with his colleagues from the video room.
The proposal will be implemented next January 10, on the occasion of holding the Spanish Super Cup competition on Saudi soil.
Four teams will participate in the 2023-2024 edition of the competition: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Osasuna, where they will play in the semi-finals and then the final.
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) December 17, 2023
A joint bilateral project between the Federation and the League “La Liga”
Spanish Federation officials are working alongside their counterparts from the Spanish League to implement the idea on the field.
The head of the Spanish Federation’s arbitration committee, Luis Medina Cantalejo, stated that the move is considered historic and unprecedented, the first of its kind in the world of football.
He added that the goal remains to bring the audience closer to the referees, as they will monitor the way the arbitration protocol is conducted in the matches.
It is expected that the idea will be implemented in the elite league “LaLiga EA Sport” and the “LaLiga Ebre Motion” league (second division), starting from the twentieth week for the first competition and the 22nd for the second.
It is noteworthy that the publication of audio recordings and pictures of the referees’ conversations will be after the end of the matches of each round and not at the same time as they are held, that is, live, as stated by the Spanish Football Federation.
The latter confirmed that he will reveal all the details of the project in an official statement that he will issue in the coming days.
🗣️ Luis Medina Cantalejo, president of @CTARFEF: “You can use the screen to retrieve the moment from the monitor’s review and almost all of it.”
— RFEF (@rfef) December 19, 2023
#bold #decision #Spanish #Federation #VAR #technique #AlAkhbariya
#oussama_boulegheb #elhiwardz #alakhibariat.xyz #elhiwar #elhiwar-en