The Pro League and the Royal Belgian Football association (belgian football association) Monday responded to the communication of Antwerp-president Paul Gheysens, who after the draw against Club Brugge (2-2) suggested installations to buy so that there are in every home game a videoref can be consulted on the Trot. “That is not an issue”, according to Pierre François, CEO of the Pro League, and scheidsrechtersbaas Johan Verbist on behalf of the royal belgian football association.
For the start of the season were 48 test matches with the videoref announced, with three home and away games for each club. “That is as agreed within the Pro League and in consultation with the IFAB. This is an international testing year, we have no permission to more matches with the VAR to play. It is useless to own the equipment to buy. Antwerp has that event”, explained François to Belga.
Later, it was agreed that the 30 games of Play-off I, the final of Play-off II, the barragematch for European football, the final of the Croky Cup and the two barragewedstrijden for promotion from the Proximus League (1B) be able to rely on the videoref.
A month ago put the Pro League the green light for the final appearance of the videoref from next season. If the IFAB soon a positive evaluation, will all the games be accompanied by a VAR. “We have reasonably early a position, so that the preparation of the next season can be started. Currently, eight new teams trained”, confirmed François.
Tuesday at 11: 30 in the Pro League during the board of directors a note that establish the clubs of their groanings, with respect to the VAR can enumerate. That note will then be via the royal belgian football association to the IFAB passed.