Tuesday April 2 2019
Gravina: VAR in Serie B playoffs

FIGC chief Gabriele Gravina has announced that VAR will be used in the Serie B playoffs and the creation of a new ‘blacklist’ to weed out bad owners.

VAR has been used in Serie A since the start of last season, and the technology will now be employed to determine who wins promotion to the top flight, in the semi-finals and Final.

Gravina added at Tuesday’s federal council that it could also be used in the preliminary round, as well as the playouts for relegation to Serie C.

Furthermore, a new ‘blacklist’ was voted in unanimously, whereby individuals cannot buy a club if they were a shareholder, director or executive affiliated to a club excluded from an Italian League or whose FIGC membership had been revoked by the FIGC in the last five years.

“It’s a reminder of the sense of responsibility for all businessmen who want to enter the world of football,” explained the FIGC President.

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