Referees Committee chief: Fifa, FAM discuss introducing VAR in Malaysian football

KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — The use of video clip assistant referees (VAR) was just one of the top agendas discussed by Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin in his conference with International Football Federation (Fifa) Referees Committee chairman, Pierluigi Collina at the 73rd Fifa Congress in Kigali, Rwanda yesterday.

According to a FAM statement these days, Collina proposed to Hamidin irrespective of whether to use ‘Full VAR’ or ‘VAR Light’ in the area soccer scene.

“Collina explained the two sorts of VAR that can be our option, specifically Whole VAR which is equipped with a least of eight cameras or VAR Gentle which has significantly less than eight cameras. Even nevertheless Collina instructed the use of Complete VAR, he explained that VAR Light-weight can also be employed as an introduction as it is 50 per cent much less expensive in cost.

“But Collina warned that the top quality is undoubtedly diverse from Whole VAR if we opt for VAR Light-weight,” reported Hamidin who attended the congress as a member of the Fifa Council in the assertion.

He stated adhering to the proposal in Kigali, he stated FAM will hold further more conversations with the Malaysian Soccer League (MFL) jointly with the Fifa Referees unit relating to the advent of VAR in local football.

In the meantime, Hamidin as a member of the Fifa Council, also satisfied with various intercontinental soccer leaders and talked over the program to mail national footballers to overseas golf equipment and Tier 1 Fifa worldwide matches.

“At this meeting, we reviewed the probable of bilateral cooperation, particularly for the nationwide workforce to hold pleasant matches abroad, like Fiji, Montenegro, Cyprus, Sierra Leone and Rwanda.

“We are also discussing in detail with the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Japan and South Korea about sending high-quality gamers to participate in in the leagues of these international locations,” he claimed.

In conjunction with the congress, Hamidin also attended the Fifa Council meeting on Tuesday (March 14) alongside one another with many huge names in the entire world football arena, including the president of the United Arab Emirates FA Sheikh Rashid Al Nuaimi Saudi Arabia Football Federation president Yasser Al Misehal and Japan FA president Kohzo Tashima.

Other Fifa Council users who attended the assembly were being president of Montenegro FA Dejan Savicevic president of the Cyprus FA George Koumas Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel Secretary-common of the Qatar FA Mansour al-Ansari and Fifa Council member from CAF who is also a member of the Fifa Foundation Board of Directors, Isha Johansen. — Bernama