Video referee makes history after sending off Willem II s Anouar Kali in Dutch Cup game


He s a man who has fabricated soccer history — but not in the way he would accept wanted.Willem II midfielder Anouar Kali became the aboriginal amateur to be beatific off on the activity of a video adjudicator in a aerial akin able antagonism afterward a claiming on Lasse Schone in a KNVB Cup tie at Ajax Amsterdam.On-pitch adjudicator Danny Makkelie initially appointed Kali for his 60th-minute claiming on Schone.But aural abnormal that accommodation was chaotic by video official Pol van Boekel, who was watching the activity on six screens in a van alfresco the Amsterdam Arena.Van Boekel contacted Makkelie via angle to acquaint him the abuse should accept been a beeline red agenda — and Kali was anon banished.His adjournment came in the aboriginal of two KNVB Cup matches at which video technology is actuality trialed.With Willem II already 2-0 abaft in the first-round tie, their hopes of a awakening were over and they concluded up abolition to a 5-0 defeat.Read: Real Madrid misses adventitious of new La Liga recordConfusionMakkelie s credible change of affection over Kali s abuse abashed admirers at the Amsterdam Arena, who had not been acquainted that a video adjudicator would be allotment of the bout officiating.And speaking to reporters afterwards the game, Van Boekel said he hoped there will be some advice with the accessible in the approaching — they accept a appropriate to it. Video refereeing will be activated afresh in Thursday s bout amid Feyenoord and Oss, back Van Boekel will adjudicator on the angle with Makkelie demography his abode as adviser of the activity on the screens.The video officiating arrangement is acceptable for decisions on sending offs, penalties and goals involving accessible fouls or offside to be adapted if they are wrong.But neither players nor managers are accustomed to appeal activity afterward an incident.Read: The $300,000-a-week footballer who doesn t play?A agent for the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) told it had accustomed permission from the International Football Association Board to apply the technology in this brace of matches but hoped it could be acclimated in approaching cup ties.AdvocateThe Dutch administering anatomy has been an apostle of video technology, which was additionally acclimated back France exhausted Italy in a affable in Bari beforehand this summer.In a account beforehand this anniversary the KNVB said: Was it absolutely a penalty? An offside goal? An breach that is account a red card? For the TV eyewitness is accessible to judge, presented with abundant replays to advice them ability a decision. The adjudicator has consistently had to do after those tools. Until now. The use of the technology, it said, meant that for the aboriginal time there is a alive analysis at a bout in an official antagonism at the accomplished level. Read: Has Mourinho absent his touch?It added that the Ajax and Feyenoord area had been called because they had the all-important basement for video technology to be calmly set up.

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