A-League becomes first to use new VAR system

Published on: 07 April 2017

Melbourne: Australia's A-League has made history by becoming the first domestic competition in the world to trial the new Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system.

In a ground-breaking move, the technology was in place for Melbourne City's 1-0 win over Adelaide United on Friday, but was not called upon.

The VAR system can be used to help officials review incidents relating to goals, penalties red cards and mistaken identities.

It had previously been trialled during March’s international friendly between Spain and France, as well as France’s 3-1 win over Italy last September.

Photo: Melbourne City

Source: the-afc.com