Monday February 19 2018
Rosetti: 'VAR on stadium screens'

The next step for VAR is showing the footage on big screens in the stadiums, confirmed the project’s chief Roberto Rosetti.

Although the technology has been used in Serie A this season, it is still being experimented in other tournaments such as the FA Cup.

“We are just at the start and have to improve,” Rosetti told Radio Anch’Io Sport.

“The project is continuing in a very positive way. There were two offside incidents yesterday and they were both read in an accurate fashion.

“The Napoli goal was correctly disallowed and the same happened with Leonardo Bonucci for Milan. We should be satisfied with how things are going, of course we will improve, especially when it comes to uniformity.

“Over six months we’ve done well and the players have accepted the project, as bookings for dissent have dropped massively. This also helps to improve our football.

“The fans like it too, so everyone sees VAR in a positive light. We do have to improve the timing on objective situations, such as offsides, although we are working on speeding that up. The important thing is that more correct decisions are being made that are then decisive for the course of the campaign. We have to concentrate on that.”

Supporters have complained that they don’t get to see the incidents in the stadium, but those at home watching on television get a better overall view of what is happening.

“The next step will be to transmit the VAR images on the screens in the stadiums, so fans and players can see what decisions are being made and why.”

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