FIFA representatives gave positive feedback on the introduction of VAR in Ukraine

The head of the UAF Andriy Pavelko told the details of the implementation of the video replay system VAR. He said that the FIFA representatives gave positive feedback on the implementation of the system in the Ukrainian football.

FIFA officials were in Ukraine and watched the system usage during the matches of the youth teams. In particular, the system worked online for Dynamo U-19 vs “Zaporozhye” U-19. However, the reason to use VAR arbitrator had not.

Preparing for submission to FIFA of an application for the use of the VAR system in Ukraine. Last weekend the success of already conducted testing of equipment and training for our arbitrators to implement innovative technologies to evaluate the representatives of FIFA.

Foreign experts gave positive feedback and were satisfied with the implementation of the programme of action for the implementation of VAR in Ukraine. Complete withdrawal of the representatives of FIFA will soon be reflected in a special report that is received and after completing the program, we are ready to apply for the use of the video replay system in “online”mode,
– wrote Pavelko on Facebook.

VAR first used in Ukraine

November 1, VAR was first used in Ukraine for the match Dynamo U-19. In favor of Kiev was appointed a penalty kick in the game with Karpaty. First, the referee noticed that a player of “Karpaty” played a hand. However, the referee was able to make the right decision thanks to video replay.

The next day, November 2, in the match of championship of Ukraine among teams U-21 and Dynamo and Lviv the second time was used by system VAR.

And again in favor of the citizens. In injury time, Kiev missed a penalty. The arbitrator, after reviewing the video of the episode, I saw that the goalkeeper “Lviv” broke the rules. Hence, Kiev is ahead from the penalty spot.

What is VAR?

System videoporama arbitrators – technology in football, allowing the arbiter to make decisions in controversial moments of the match, with the help of video replays. Officially included in the Rules of the game of football in 2018 after a series of tests at international tournaments.

VAR allows you to view four types of controversial issues and to help the judge make the right decision:

  • Violation of the rules in goals scored,
  • episodes with a penalty,
  • erroneous red card (the episodes with the second yellow card will not be considered)
  • mistakes in the identification of punished players (helps to determine exactly who made the foul that is punishable by a card).
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