Source of manuscript: Beijing Youth Daily
In order to ensure fair and just competition in the Chinese League, the Chinese Football Association plans to introduce "VAR (Video Assistant Referee)" technology in the second stage of the key games involving surpassing and relegation competition.
The first stage of the 2020 China League One will end on October 15. The Chinese Football Association has also stepped up the implementation of the specific arrangements for the organization of the second stage of the competition.
It is understood that the Changzhou, Chengdu, and Meizhou Wuhua three competition areas that undertake the first stage of the Chinese League will continue to undertake the second stage as planned.
At present, with 1 round left in the first stage, Chengdu Xingcheng, Meizhou Hakka, and Changchun Yatai, who are temporarily ranked first in the 3 divisions, have all obtained tickets for the second stage of the championship group, and the remaining 3 The seats will be produced in 6 teams including Kunshan FC. Judging from the "big and small points ranking" of the standings and the last round of the match, Kunshan FC, temporarily ranked second in the Changzhou division, only needs the Xinjiang Snow Leopards who won the bottom of the points in the final game of the first stage. Then no matter whether Nantong Zhiyun can win or not The second entry ticket to the Super Group will be owned by Kunshan FC.
It is worth noting that the first stage of this season's China League A is restricted by factors such as venue conditions and time constraints, and VAR technology has not been introduced. However, the Chinese Football Association started from the first round and added a bottom line referee for the game (two bottom line referees are assigned to participate in the enforcement of each game). The purpose of this arrangement is mainly in two aspects: firstly, by adding a bottom line referee to assist the chief referee in the precise enforcement; on the other hand, the bottom line referee's participation in law enforcement constitutes a certain deterrent to fouls committed by both sides, especially in the penalty area.
However, due to the inevitable mistakes in the artificial penalty, there were still some errors and omissions in the first stage of the Chinese League. This caused more controversy and undermined the fairness of competition. Taking into account that the second stage of the Chinese Premier League involves "surpassing and relegation", the second-placed team in the Chinese Premier League will have to determine a place for the Super League next season through two rounds with the 15th-placed team in the Chinese Super League. Therefore, the Chinese Football Association has been cautious. In consideration, it was decided to introduce VAR technology in some of the key games of the Chinese League.
By Xiao Nan