Video assistance in arbitration will be adopted in the Asian Cup in 2019 in football, starting Thursday in the quarter-finals in four places in the United Arab Emirates.
AFC said the technology will be used in seven games in four places – the Zaied Sports Stadium, Mohammed Bin Zaied Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Hazza Bin Zaied Stadium in Al Ain and the Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai.
The technique can be used in four impressive cases: after the target has been recorded, when a penalty is imposed, when a red card is raised directly or in the event of an error related to the identity of the player who is warned or thrown out.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced that it has carried out "serious technological experiments in games with 16 rounds, as well as a series of workshops."
Renowned arbitrators have been invited to the UAE to secure the highest standards of technology, such as the technical director of the International Federation of the Football Association David Alleri, FIFA president, Italian Pierluigi Collina and Swiss judge Massimo Busaca.
"There is no doubt that VAR is the future of football, we can see its positive impact around the world and it was the right decision by AFC to adopt technology from the quarterfinals to ensure that all of its complex elements function," said Alleri, who spent 12 days in the UAE working with the rulers of technology. Good training for rulers. "
"The philosophy of this system is minimal intervention and maximum utilization. Technology does not affect any decision, but it helps the judge when there is a clear mistake or does not see anything dangerous that has changed the course of the game," said a judge who oversaw nearly 200 matches in the English Premier League .
The technique, originally criticized for the late game, was adopted at the World Cup last summer, as well as at major European championships such as Germany, Spain, Italy and France.
And it will be adopted in the next edition of the Champions League and the European Cup of 2020 for the teams.