Madrid: The use of video assistant referee (VAR) in the Spanish football league increased the accuracy of identifying penalties up to 96.92 per cent during the last season, a study by La Ligas Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) said on Wednesday.
The VAR had corrected 44 errors made by referees with regards to penalty kicks, while 25 other decision remained unchanged, the CTA said.
CTA president Carlos Velasco Carballo and VAR director Carlos Clos Gomez presented the data for the 2018-2019 season, which said use of VAR also allowed a 98.32 per cent accuracy in yellow-card cases (1.68 per cent error) and 94.61 per cent (5.39 per cent error) in offside situations. (IANS)
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