Morocco has become the main part relationship in Africa to utilize the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in a nearby rivalry following the authorisation from the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and an appraisal and endorsement from FIFA specialists recently.
In a significant advance for the further improvement of football and refereeing in Africa, VAR was utilized out of the blue in a homegrown rivalry on the mainland when it was utilized during the Coupe du Trône semi-final match between Difaa Jadida and Ittihad Casablanca on Saturday, 9 November 2019 at Tangier Stadium.
Arbitrators from across Morocco directed the match, giving a significant chance to utilize the innovation just as the opportunity to acquire important experience during prominent homegrown cup rivalry.
Preceding the match, VAR and football innovation specialists from FIFA visited the Grand Stade de Marrakech in Marrakech to evaluate and affirm the VAR set-up in Morocco.
While the Coupe du Trône semi-final was the first run through VAR has been utilized in a homegrown rivalry in Africa, VAR was likewise recently utilized at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt from the quarter-final stages onwards.
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