After almost every top European league introduced VAR, the new technology will come to Morocco’s Botola Pro league.
Rabat – The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has decided to introduce video assistant referee (VAR) in its top league, Botola Pro, starting next season in the fall.
VAR was first widely used in the football world during the 2018 Russia World Cup. FIFA considered it “largely successful.” With VAR, referees have the opportunity to review video footage of crucial moments of play.
The Moroccan football team criticized the referee’s choice not to consult VAR in the Atlas Lions’ World Cup game against Portugal when the Portuguese team committed a foul.
Following the World Cup, many European leagues began using the technology to help referees make the right decisions.
FRMF will sign the agreement during the FIFA congress in Marrakech January 15-17.
Marrakech will host the second meeting out of the three FIFA summits of the 2018-19 season. Doha held the first meeting December 11-13.
The FIFA summits are an opportunity for all 50 FIFA member associations from five confederations to discuss strategic football matters and for FIFA itself to better understand their needs.
The FIFA summits will conclude in Rome January 21-23.