Fifa, FAM discuss introducing VAR in Malaysian football
Published on: Friday, March 17, 2023
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Fifa, FAM discuss introducing VAR in Malaysian football
KUALA LUMPUR: The use of video assistant referees (VAR) was one of the top agendas discussed by Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin in his meeting with International Football Federation (Fifa) Referees Committee chairman, Pierluigi Collina at the 73rd FIFA Congress in Kigali, Rwanda yesterday.

According to a FAM statement today, Collina suggested to Hamidin whether to use ‘Full VAR’ or ‘VAR Light’ in the local football scene.

“Collina explained the two types of VAR that can be our choice, namely Full VAR which is equipped with a minimum of eight cameras or VAR Light which has less than eight cameras. Even though Collina suggested the use of Full VAR, he explained that VAR Light can also be used as an introduction as it is 50 per cent cheaper in price.

“But Collina warned that the quality is definitely different from Full VAR if we choose VAR Light,” said Hamidin who attended the congress as a member of the Fifa Council in the statement.

He said following the proposal in Kigali, he said FAM will hold further discussions with the Malaysian Football League (MFL) together with the Fifa Referees unit regarding the advent of VAR in local football.



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