The RFEF puts the VAR out to competition
The Spanish Football Federation has announced that it has launched the VAR in Spanish football. The companies that want to be the provider of this technology in Spain during the next three years must present their offers. But They must meet certain requirements, including having the ability to implement the semi-automatic offside in LaLiga and also bring the tool to women’s football.
Within a month, Spanish football will be able to find out if it maintains or has a new VAR provider. On April 25, the RFEF is expected to award this work to a company, once they assess all the offers that are submitted until the 21st. To date, in LaLiga and the Cup there have been two providers. The first was Mediapro and during the following four seasons Hawk-Eye has been in charge of supporting this tool. This is the same provider that UEFA and FIFA use for their competitions.
In the bases of the contest they show two novelties that football in Spain could have next season. The first would be for LaLiga, since the clubs, as everything indicates, are going to give the go-ahead to implement the semi-automatic offside. A technology that helps to make the drawn lines more precise. For this reason, the company that wants to obtain the VAR in Spain is required to have the capacity to use this new application. Besides, The Federation requests that the companies that submit offers have the capacity to implement VAR in the F League. It is not official that women’s soccer will have this technology next season. The RFEF has proposed it if a majority of the clubs so request.