Two Major European League Set to Begin Process of Introducing Video Assistant Referees

Danny Ryan

After Wednesday night's controversial tie at the Bernabeu between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, all the talk has been around the introduction of video assistant referees in order to prevent such a situation occurring again.

Well, it seems two of Europe's major leagues have taken it on board and look set to introduce the new officiating equipment from next season.

The Italian top-flight have revealed   that they will be seeking approval to introduce video technology in Serie A at the start of the 2017/18 campaign.

SS Lazio v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A
SS Lazio v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A

This was then followed up   quickly by news from Spain that La Liga officials have already notified their referees of the decision to include the up-to-date technology.

Finally, two of Europe's biggest leagues have seen sense. Many have argued that introducing such measures strips the game of its grassroots traditions but in the modern landscape, it is simply a must.

With the pace footballers move at these days, the hawk-eyed officials need the right assistance in order to prevent incorrect decisions deciding games.


Hopefully, the Premier League takes a glance across the continent and opts to implement the same measures as soon as possible.

With offside goals cropping up everywhere and incorrect penalty decisions aplenty, video technology will certainly make the professional game a lot fairer.

Rugby and cricket have been using it for a while, so why has it taken so long for football? Maybe if it had have been introduced earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo would have two less European goals and Bayern Munich could be celebrating a Champions League semi-final place.

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