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Video replay technology on show at IFAB kick-off workshop


20 May 2016

The first workshop on experiments with video assistant referees (VARs) in football has taken place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Leagues and associations interested in conducting the IFAB-sanctioned experiments over the next two years saw the technology in action, with the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) demonstrating how their “offline” trials have worked during a Eredivisie match between Heracles Almelo and FC Utrecht on Thursday 19 March. During the three-day workshop, the competition organisers received further information about the requirements they will need to meet in order to take part. Further meetings and workshops will follow in the coming weeks.