First videoscheidsrechter at bekerduel Ajax-Willem II

First videoscheidsrechter at bekerduel Ajax-Willem II

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The bekerduel between Ajax and Willem II next Wednesday is a worldwide premiere because it is tested with the use of the videoscheidsrechter.

On Thursday, will also be at Feyenoord-FC Oss experimented with the videoscheidsrechter. Not previously there was live tested in a match in an official competition at the highest level.

In march of this year, wereldvoetbalbond FIFA decided to tests with the videoscheidsrechter. On september 1, was Björn Kuipers, the first arbitrator in the friendly Italy-France was liveverbinding.

For Ajax-Willem II is Pol van Boekel referee. He will be connected with videoscheidsrechter Danny Makkelie. In the duel between Feyenoord and FC Oss, the roles are reversed.

The FIFA, the Dutch fa (KNVB), the first because the Dutch bond compared to other countries, is the precursor for what concerns videoarbitrage


Gijs de Jong, operations director of the KNVB and the initiator of the videoscheidsrechter, is in his element with the tests.

“This is fantastic news. We have since 2011 deployed to the videoscheidsrechter in football to introduce. On the one hand, by developing the technology and on the other hand, by an intensive international lobby”, let him know.

“We do this because we have the game fairer and because we are the referee in his difficult task. That we have this now as the first country in the world allowed to test, we are very proud of and is a great compliment to the staff concerned of the KNVB.”

In the next rounds of the KNVB cup, there will probably also be experimented with the use of the videoscheidsrechter.

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