La Liga set to introduce VAR next season

La Liga set to introduce VAR next season

October 26, 2017 Off By Sports Writer

La Liga will introduce VAR technology from next season, according the president of the Spanish Football Federation.

Juan Luis Larrea said that he fully expected 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.

Several incidents this season have emerged with the latest coming in Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Malaga last weekend.

Lucas Digne’s supplied assist to Gerard Deulofeu to open the scoring was on replays – across the line before the French defender played the ball.

Whilst, several other incidents have called for a change.

Speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena SER, Larrea said:”For next season. That is our intention. Technology is now coming into football and you have to accept it.”

Larrea also confirmed that tests would be carried out in 70 games before the technology would officially be used in Spain’s top flight.

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”.

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La Liga is currently the only one of Europe’s top five leagues not to even have goal-line technology, with the league confirming that remains to expensive to install and utilise.