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Referees and managers in Ligue 1 to hold meeting over Var

L’Équipe reports that Ligue 1 referees and managers will meet on Tuesday to discuss how VAR works and the rules that go along with it this year. This Tuesday, the Ligue 1 coaches will meet with the Direction Technique de l’Arbitrage (DTA) at the Replay Center in Paris, the hub for video-assisted refereeing (VAR). The objective is to increase their awareness of the use of this technology.

The said meeting, which comes after many comments and controversies on social media that weary from the constant red cards given, was thought that officials and managers would be coming together to see to the misconducts that come with the rules, but according to reports, the meeting has 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. 

it is our understanding that a host of managers from the both divisions will be in attendance, 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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