The Italian Football Federation has notified FIFA of an experiment with video repetitions – now the VAR in Serie A will be used not only on the initiative of the referee, but also of teams.
The format of the experiment has not been specified yet. Probably, as in tennis, each team will have a certain number of VAR requests per match.
The head of the Italian Football Federation, Gabriele Gravina, explained that the innovation was launched at the request of the clubs, and urged the referees to use video replay more intensively.
Fans fear that VAR will turn into a time delaying tool at the end of matches.