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VAR technology to be applied in Egyptian Premier League

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The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Friday that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used in the Egyptian Premier League during the next few weeks.

“The 90 percent of the VAR procedures have been completed, which will be used at the beginning of the second round of the Egyptian League,” Walid al-Attar, CEO of the Egyptian Football Association, told reporters in Cairo.

Al-Attar added that the technical tests on VAR have been completed in four stadiums, which are Cairo Stadium, the Arab Contractors Stadium, al-Salam Stadium and the Military Sports Authority Stadium.

In February, The EFA received the approval of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to apply VAR in two stadiums.

Earlier in January, the EFA announced that it had started its training program for Egyptian referees to implement the VAR technology in the domestic competitions in the upcoming weeks.

The EFA attempted previously to implement VAR, but hit a brick wall because of the lack of adequate technology.

Many countries, mainly in Europe, have adopted the VAR technology after its success in the summer World Cup in Russia in 2018.


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