Following widespread criticism of a mistake that cost Barcelona a goal at the weekend, La Liga is expected to introduce video referees in 2018.
The league initially said it would not comment on the error in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw at Real Betis on Sunday, but president Javier Tebas later told local media that video refereeing will be implemented as soon as it’s fully approved by FIFA.
‘We have always defended the use of technology in soccer and in this case we believe that video referees is the most advanced option,’ Tebas said.
Barcelona were denied a clear goal at Betis as replays confirmed the ball had crossed the line
Lionel Messi looks crestfallen as the decision is ruled against his side and play continues
‘The tests are already underway. I believe that beginning in July 2018, if FIFA approves it, we will start using it.’
Tebas said video…