PETALING JAYA, Feb 13 — The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will undergo on-field tests from April 20 to April 24 before it can be approved by Fifa, said Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) vice-president Datuk S. Sivasundram.

He said that, if approved by the world body, the VAR is set to be used in the Malaysia League (M-League), which will kick off in May.

Sivasundram said this at a media conference after the 10th FAM Executive Committee meeting for the 2021-2025 term, which was also attended by FAM president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin, at Wisma FAM here today.

He said: “A total of 21 referees, 20 assistant referees and nine ‘replay referees’ have completed the VAR training that is recognised by Fifa.”

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In January, the Malaysian Football League (MFL) was reported to moved the kick-off dates for the new M-League season from May 3-5 to May 10-12 following the change in Fifa’s inspection dates in connection with the VAR system. — Bernama

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