So near, so VAR – 100 days out, technology eyed for Asian Cup

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Asian Cup – from January 5 to February 1 – will also break new ground as it involves a record 24 teams, up from 16 in 2015. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Philippine Azkals vs Nepal in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netKUALA LUMPUR – Asia’s football body said Thursday it was considering using Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) technology “at some stage” at the Asian Cup – just 100 days before the tournament kicks off in the United Arab Emirates.VAR, used to review major decisions mid-match, was used at the World Cup earlier this year.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said it “plans” to use VAR in the UAE, “pending final confirmation that all necessary preparation is in place”.“Asian football is determined to embrace technology for the good of the game and we are looking into the introduction of VAR at some stage during the AFC’s pinnacle competition,” said AFC president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We saw the VAR first-hand during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and it was clear to everyone that there needed to be a great deal of training of officials and investment in facilities to make sure that the system was effective and a positive addition to the game,” he added.Although the schedule is tight, it is similar to FIFA’s timetable after VAR was formally approved about three months ahead of the World Cup. Ortiz fight off after ex-welterweight champ charged with rape Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img

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