Strengthening of the Central VAR Operating System – The Offside Line Is Added

September 3, 2020

ATHENS — The Ministry of Digital Governance is strengthening the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) central operating system by introducing the offside line and integrating it into the existing central VAR operating system. In particular, the relevant decision was issued by the Minister of State and Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis, approving the unanimous recommendation of the Monitoring and Acceptance Committee for modifying the technical data and contract for the project "Digital Transformation of Greek Football with Modern Digital ICT Resources"

At the same time, with the modification of the technical data of the project, the five-year budget is increased by 1,209,872.30 euros in total. The increase is due to both the introduction of the offside line and the increase in the number of matches where VAR will be used, which will rise to 349 for the first year and 275 per year for the next four years, bringing the total to 1,449. In addition, the complete VAR service will be offered in the quarterfinals and semifinals of the Greek Cup, in the draw matches of the Super League Championship, as well as in the matches for the training of Super League referees and the matches for the necessary FIFA stadium certifications and IFAB.


A one megaton bomb has been dropped on the Greek soccer world as AEK’s owner Dimitris Melissanidis announced on June 10 that he is leaving and anointing shipowner Marios Iliopoulos as his successor.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Alberto, Season’s First Named Tropical Storm, Dumps Rain on Texas and Mexico, Which Reports 3 Deaths

TAMPICO, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto rumbled toward northeast Mexico early Thursday as the first named storm of the season, carrying heavy rains that left three people dead but also brought hope to a region suffering under a prolonged, severe drought.

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that there had been a “dramatic drop” in U.

NIKOSIA - Cyprus’ government - which has been aiding bringing humanitarian aid to Palestinians trapped in Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip - is trying to figure out why it’s being threatened over the conflict by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

ATHENS - Several years of bolstering Greece’s firefighting capacity hasn’t diminished the annual summer spectacle of fires across the country - again in a sustained heatwave - as blazes broke out across the country, one near Athens being arson.

ATHENS - Greeks work more hours than anyone in the 27-member European Union - and even the United States where Greeks say people “live to work” - but now many workers in Greece’s private sector on July 1 will face a six-day 48-hour work week.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.