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Liga MX to run VAR test at U-20 games, senior games starting Week 13

Girona FC v Real Valladolid CF - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Liga MX will run its very first VAR(video assistant referee) test beginning this week, as revealed in a press conference on Monday.

The testing will be done exclusively inside U-20 games being played in senior Liga MX stadiums. Actual testing inside all senior Liga MX matches isn’t going to take place until Week 13, and the petition for official certification is dated for Week 16.

The plan is to use this testing period to correct any possible issues, especially in stadiums that typically don’t count on the infrastructure necessary to use VAR. In the case of some stadiums, a special cabin will be used in which the match official can examine the video.

Of course, it’s not as easy as just implementing VAR in senior Liga MX games. Liga MX will first need to receive approval from FIFA. Liga MX initially flirted with the idea of using VAR in the 2018 Liga MX Clausura Liguilla, but ultimately, FIFA’s authorization never came.

VAR is already being used in top leagues like the German Bundesliga, Serie A, and La Liga.

What do you think? Is Liga MX ready to see VAR across major stadiums in Mexico?