Thailand FA to apply VAR technology in Thai League 1 next year

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) will apply the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology in some local football competitions, the governing body announced at the Wednesday meeting.

FAT president Somyot Poompanmuang confirmed that the first trial for the VAR would be applied at the Thailand Champions Cup game between Thai League 1 champions Buriram United and FA Cup winners Chiang Rai United early next year.

Moreover, the FAT will reportedly introduce the technology in 2018 Thai League 1, which will kick off on 9 February.

On the other hand, Somyot also required the national governing body to study the effectiveness of using the technology.