Agreement to introduce Video Assistant Referees
The LFP board on Thursday agreed in principle to introduce Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in Ligue 1 Conforama games from the 2018-19 season.
Pending validation of experiments currently ongoing with several leagues and federations, the Ligue de Football Professionel will deploy Video Assistant Referees in Ligue 1 Conforama games from next season with the support of a provider yet to be chosen.
There have been widespread calls to bring in the use of VAR. Tests have been ongoing since the 2016-17 season and elite referees are being trained in its use. The system was utilised successfully during the promotion/relegation play-offs at the end of last season and will again be in place in this season's Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France from the quarter-finals onwards, as well as in the end-of-season play-offs.