Video assistant referee to be implemented in Saudi league

The Saudi league is set to introduce the Video assistant referee system

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is all set to make its impact felt in the Saudi Professional League. The 'VAR' system was first used during the FIFA Club World Cup 2016.

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has revealed that the video assistant referee (VAR) system will be applied in the Saudi Professional League (SPL) as of the 18th round of the league. The VAR system was used for the first time in FIFA Club World Cup 2016 and since then has been adopted by many major global football associations.

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Furthermore, the SAFF revealed that their teams will be allowed to make an additional fifth substitute in extra-time in matches played in the Saudi First Division. 

The SAFF has also decided to allow clubs to bring foreign referees for eight times in a season, with requests to be submitted 15 days earlier.

Al-Fateh is all set to take on Al-Taawoun tomorrow in the opening game of the Saudi Professional League.