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There are no VAR for the match between Thailand vs Vietnam

There are no VAR for the match between Thailand vs Vietnam

Thailand host wants to use VAR technology in the match against Vietnam at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier but they has been rejected by AFC.

Before the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Vietnam on September 5th on Thammasat stadium, the host Thailand has sent a proposal to the Asian Football Federation (AFC) about their desire to bring VAR technology into use.

The Thai League has put VAR - video arbitration support technology - into use since the 2018 season and is quite successful. Therefore, the Thai Football Federation (FAT) is confident that it will be useful for the "Southeast Asian derby" between Thailand and Vietnam on the Thammasat.

However, this proposal of FAT was rejected by AFC. Deputy FAT secretary general Mr. Patsat Supaphong said: “The Thai Football Association contacted AFC and proposed to use VAR technology at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier because our technology is ready.

However, AFC explained that the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches will simultaneously take place at the same time on more than 10 stadiums and play in the first leg, in return. Each match will require 3 or 4 referees to work in the VAR room, bringing the total number of referees to the task greatly.