Friday April 21 2017
VAR in Serie A next season

The head of the Italian referees’ association says there will not be video technology in the Coppa Italia final, but it will be used in Serie A from next season.

Both Juventus and Lazio had agreed to use Video Assistant Referees in the cup final, but the proposal needs approval from FIFA and the International Football Association Board.

Today the President of the Associazione Italiana Arbitri [AIA] has confirmed that the technology won’t be used, but it will be live for Serie A next season, pending approval.

“The news is this: we’ll start with VAR from the first day of next season, moving it forward a year,” Marcello Nicchi announced at the end of the FIGC federal council meeting.

“We’re waiting for approval from the International Football Association Board. For the Coppa Italia final it won’t be there.”

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