Marcello Nicchi, president of the Italian Referees’ Association, confirmed that Serie A will be using the Video Assisted Referees (VAR) technology from the next season.
“We’ll be using VAR starting from the start of next season, one year earlier than planned.”
Around one year ago, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) made the decision of introducing live experiments with video assistant referees in football.
The main goal of this technology is to avoid clearly incorrect decisions that are pre-defined “game-changing” situations – goals, penalty decisions, direct red card incidents and mistaken identity.
As Calcio e Finanza revealed, “The IFAB agreed to allow one type of experiment, which will involve a video assistant referee having access to video replays during the match and either reviewing an incident on request by the referee, or communicating with the referee proactively about an incident that he/she may have missed.”
The Serie A fans should be happy with the introduction of the Video Assisted Referees (VAR). This technology will help referees make decisions on the pitch more accurately.