Spanish Federation to implement huge change in La Liga and Copa Del Rey

La Liga Intends to Use Video Technology from 2018-19 Season.


La Liga is set to introduce video assistant referee (VAR) technology from next season, as indicated by the President of the Royal Spanish football federation.

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The video assistant referee (VAR) is been utilized by football assistant referees that outline decisions made by the on-field referee with the utilization of video footage and a headset for correspondence. It is used to decide to rectify the confusion of a controversial goal, red card or any major changes in the game.

The system has just been actualized in some top European leagues from this season like Italian League and German League and the Spanish Federation President has now implied that soon from the following season, La Liga could likewise follow a similar way to include the modification. Although La Liga President Javier Tebas did not yet react to Larrea’s remarks over such ramifications.

“For next season. That is our intention,” Larrea told Cadena SER, continuing that over 70 tests would first take place.

“Technology is now coming into football and you have to accept it.”

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Earlier, Larrea also indicated that he is interested in changing the configuration of the two-legged Copa del Rey, but, recommended that it may be conceivable if all of the clubs express their aid for the change.

In Copa Del Rey, in each stage of the cup from the round of 32 is played on two legs and much lower and mid-table teams have referred to their disappointment towards the arrangement as they suggested that the two-legged arrangement does not give minnows quite a bit of a possibility. To this, Larreas guaranteed that they are interested in change and will survey the likelihood in the following season.

“The current format has something, I like it,” Larrea said.

“I believe it is even good to play over two legs. It is what they [clubs] wanted; we will change when they want to.”