VAR set to be trialled in Spain in Copa del Rey last 32


VAR set to be trialled in Spain in Copa del Rey last 32

VAR set to be trialled in Copa del Rey last 32

Andrés Cristaldo


After talks between acting RFEF chief Juan Luis Larrea and LaLiga head Javier Tebas, the video assistant referee system are in line to be tested.

The video assistant referee (VAR) system is set to be trialled in Spain in this season's Copa del Rey, following talks between Spanish football chiefs.

VAR to be given trial run in some Copa last-32 ties

LaLiga president Javier Tebas this week met acting Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) head Juan Luis Larrea and Rafael Sánchez Arminio, the chairman of the RFEF's Refereeing Committee, with the implementation of technology featuring in their discussions on how to improve officiating in the country.

VAR, which reviews goals, penalty decisions, red card incidents and cases of mistaken identity, is now in line to be tested in some of the ties played in the Copa last 32 this autumn.

One of the stadiums in which the system is expected to be trialled is Atlético Madrid's recently-opened Wanda Metropolitano, where Los Rojiblancos host third-tier outfit Elche in November.

VAR now used in Bundesliga and Serie A

Having been tested in international friendlies and tournaments including the Under-20 World Cup and the Club World Cup, VAR has now been introduced in Germany's Bundesliga and Italy's Serie A.

Meanwhile, goalline technology (GLT) is now used in every major European league except LaLiga.


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