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Florentino Perez calls for Spanish Football to change

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has called for the Spanish Football Federation to introduce ‘modern’ aspects to their game.

Whilst Madrid won the league last season, Perez has indicated a number of decisions this term and the Madrid owner believes that officials should be given better chance to make decisions by introducing video technology.

Video technology was first introduced and approved by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in June 2016.

The A-League in Australia became the official first users of the VAR system during April 2017 game between Melbourne City and Adelaide United.

Since, they have continued to use the system, whilst Major League Soccer, the Bundesliga and Serie A have also introduced it this season.

Football’s governing body FIFA plans to use the system in next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

“The federation simply has to change and modernise,” Perez is quoted as saying by Spanish daily Marca. “The final days of each and every league season always has strange things happen and have to act to stop this.

“The system must change for this to be stopped as the current one in place is placing the Spanish game at a disadvantage. In the last El Clasico games there has not been any talk about the football and the games themselves, and that is a bad thing, everyone can recognise that.

“I’ve only spoken once about the referees and now is the time to help.”

Real Madrid currently sit sixth in the La Liga table and will face Espanyol this weekend looking to build on their 2-1 win over Alaves last weekend.

The Bernabeu side find themselves sitting seven points behind rivals Barcelona after playing six games and it is expected that the Catalans will secure a seventh win out of seven when they host struggling Las Palmas on Sunday afternoon at the Camp Nou.

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