TASIKMALAYA VOICE– The plan for the Indonesian football league to install a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the 2023/2024 season seems to be getting closer, because PSSI and PT Liga Indonesia Baru (LIB) submitted a letter to FIFA on Thursday (25/5/2023) yesterday.
Reporting from BolaTimes, the installation of VAR is not easy, it requires several steps that must be passed by PSSI and PT LIB, one of which is the blessing of FIFA.
“Bismillah, today (yesterday) we have sent a letter to FIFA regarding plans to resume the process of implementing VAR in Indonesia,” said PSSI General Chair Erick Thohir, quoted from BolaTimes on Friday (26/5/2023).
“In accordance with the guidelines from FIFA, we are also attaching several initial stages that must be met, such as forming a VAR Project Team, setting a program timeline, certainty of funding sources and selected technology providers,” he continued.
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PT LIB was determined to be the party responsible for installing the VAR, including designing preparations in terms of the technology to be used.
There are five stages in VAR installation according to FIFA guidelines, namely Initial Consideration, VAR Declaration, Preparation & Training, Approval Process, and Monitoring.
“It’s true that we have been appointed by PSSI to carry out a mission that is certainly coveted by Indonesian football fans. But I need to emphasize, this is not a new job or yesterday afternoon,” said LIB president director Ferry Paulus.
“We have conducted studies and research for quite a long time, collaborating with neighboring countries that have already implemented VAR, such as Thailand and Singapore, to determine a Selected Technology Provider (STP) from several existing candidates.” he concluded.
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