Ligue 1 referees and managers to hold VAR meeting on Tuesday

According to L’Équipe, Ligue 1 referees and managers are set to meet on Tuesday to take a look at VAR’s functioning, and the associated rules this season. The Direction Technique de l’Arbitrage (DTA) will receive Ligue 1 coaches this Tuesday at the Replay Center in Paris, the place where video-assisted refereeing (VAR) is centralised. The aim is to make them even more aware of the use of this technology.

The session will be attended by 11 out of 20 Ligue 1 coaches. This includes Olivier Pantaloni (AC Ajaccio), Jean-Marc Furlan (Auxerre), Michel Der Zakarian (Brest), Paulo Fonseca (Lille), Régis Le Bris (Lorient), Olivier Dall’Oglio (Montpellier), Philippe Clément (Monaco), Antoine Kombouaré (Nantes), Bruno Genesio (Rennes), Philippe Montanier (Toulouse) and Bruno Irles (Troyes).

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The meeting has reportedly been planned for a number of months, and is in no way linked to the current controversy surrounding refereeing in Ligue 1 this season, which has seen 34 red cards given out – with an astonishing 43 red cards being given in France’s second tier – Ligue 2.