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Scheidsrechtersbaas Van Egmond is very to talk about the first year with VAR

Scheidsrechtersbaas Dick van Egmond of the KNVB is very satisfied with the first season of the videoarbiter in the Premier league. According to the ex-referee is the football fairer.

The KNVB made Friday a known fact that in 306 matches 87 times, an erroneous decision is reversed on the advice of the VAR.

“It is a good year, but we are ambitious and want next year to be even better. By the number of inevitable errors back further to bring to the football fairer, and if arbitration high to continue to score,” said the 58-year-old Van Egmond on the site of the football association.

The netherlands in international football as a pioneer when it comes to the use of the VAR. That has, according to the former arbitrator, have contributed to the success in the past Eredivisie season.

“It is nice to see that all the work of the seven years, eight years in this way-paying, and that we’re pioneering role actually still have, because our referees are very busy and used as a videoscheidsrechter.”

Danny Makkelie, one of the main videoarbiters, in the VAR-centre in Zeist. ()

‘Ajax-PSV best example’

Van Egmond will see the winner between Ajax and PSV (3-1) on march 31 if the duel in which the value of the videoscheidsrechter the best of it was visible. On the advice of VAR Pol van Boekel gave arbiter Björn Kuipers red on Ajax defender Noussair Mazraoui, and later on in the match a penalty to the home team.

“Both decisions were taken by the VAR recommended by the referee be adopted. There was much appreciation for that, because without the VAR, it was not happened and you had a very different race had,” said the South-Hollander, that all arbitrators be a compliment.

“The intention was that despite the VAR of their ‘own race’ would blow the whistle and they did an excellent job. They are actually – it seems, even more their best going to do to prevent them corrected would be.”

Earlier this month, made the KNVB announced that all the upcoming play-offduels – in contrast to what was previously decided – just as in the regular Eredivisie season use is made of the VAR.

See also:
Program Eredivisie play-offs for European football

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