La Liga set to adopt video assistant referees next season - FCNaija

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/11/2017

Spanish La Liga is set to adopt Video Referee Referees (VAR) next season, the League president Javier Tebas said on Tuesday, according to report.

Spain's top flight is the only one of Europe's top five leagues which has so far shunned the use of goal-line technology, much to the frustration of the teams.

"Next season there will be VAR in La Liga without a doubt," Tebas said.

"We are making lots of progress in meetings about it right now and it will be ready very soon."

Spanish newspaper Marca reported on Sunday that the technology will be tested out in a King’s Cup game between Atletico Madrid and Elche on Nov. 29, although the Spanish football federation (RFEF) could not confirm whether or not the trial would take place when contacted by Reuters.

VAR is already used in the top flight in Germany, Italy and Portugal, while FIFA president Gianni Infantino has expressed his support for introducing it at the 2018 World Cup, although its use is yet to be officially confirmed.