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VAR still missing IFAB approval, says Egypt's Football Association head

El-Ganainy revealed last week that the EFA is planning to apply the VAR starting the second half of the current Egyptian Premier League season

Mahmoud Sheleib, Tuesday 12 Nov 2019
Amr El-Ganainy
Head of the Egyptian Football Association's normalisation committee Amr El Ganainy (Al-Ahram)
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Egyptian Football Association (EFA) head Amr El-Ganainy has revealed that applying the VAR in the domestic competition has not yet been approved by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), and the EFA will contact the accredited companies from FIFA to implement the VAR as soon as possible.

"We will contact the IFAB and are awaiting approval. We are also preparing at the same time a training programme for the referees to be ready to apply the VAR as soon as possible," El-Ganainy told Al-Kahera Wel-Nas.

"We are communicating in the mean time with FIFA's accredited companies in order to make a bid, as the costs of a single game is estimated between $4,000 to $6,000, and I'm sure that we will reach a better price," he added.

The head of the Normalisation Committee, which directs the EFA temporarily, has assured that the VAR will be applied in all games, and added that the football association is working on unifying balls in the domestic matches.

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