La Liga confirm VAR will be used from next seasonMarch 2, 2018
La Liga have confirmed via a statement that Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) will be used from the 2018/2019 season.
Reports over recent months have linked La Liga to follow on from the likes of Serie A, Bundesliga and the Premier League by introducing VAR for the start of the 2018/2019 season.
The league confirmed that the system is now been used by referee’s, who will begin using the technology from next season.
The statement also confirmed that a VOR (Video Operations Centre) will be set up in Madrid, where the technology will be housed and made.
Mediapro are the company, who will provide footage, whilst La Liga will cover the costs of implementing the new system.
VAR is currently used for reviewing, goals, red cards, penalties and cases of mistaken identify has been tested well across world football, mainly in Australia and Brazil.
Negative responses from Italian football have emerged however, with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri previously saying Serie A “will become like baseball in the United States, we stay 10 hours at the stadium eating peanuts”.
La Liga is currently the only one of Europe’s top five leagues not to even have goal-line technology, with the league claiming previously that it was to expensive to install and utilise.