Benfica issued a statement following the league’s general assembly on Tuesday. In the same document, Benfica also makes it clear that it will prompt a presidential summit.
Benfica reacted to reports that Sporting had rejected a referee’s request to communicate with the VAR at the league’s general meeting on Tuesday.
Sporting, remember, clubs should be able to request access to recordings of related sports conversations in order to be able to use them as evidence in the context of disciplinary action.
“Therefore, it is urgent to clarify the understanding expressed by the Arbitration Council of the Portuguese Football Federation, that such disclosure is prohibited by the international governing body of football (IFAB and FIFA), if it exists, and is opposed, at least in England and Brazil by any known Without the consequences, “Benfica said in a statement,” it would be perfectly favorable, for reasons of transparency, the publicity of the audio between the VAR and the referee team “.
In the same document, Benfica also clarifies that it will propose an urgent convening of the President’s Summit, “in which the Portuguese Football Federation will be questioned as a competent body to resolve this issue, so that it can fully and definitively. What is the scope of such audio transmission? Explain with international organizations.
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“Sport Lisboa e Benfica makes it clear that, for reasons of transparency, it is and will be perfectly suited for the release of audio between VAR and referee teams. However, this change, which is considered fundamental to Portuguese football, is necessary.
Sport Lisboa e Benfica understands that the General Assembly of the Portuguese Professional Football League is not and cannot be a place for change. It is to be noted that the rules approved by this Assembly today will still be approved by the General Assembly of the FPF, which, in support of its Board of Arbitration, deems such disclosure illegal.
It is therefore imperative to clarify the understanding expressed by the Arbitration Council of the Portuguese Football Federation, that such disclosure is prohibited by the international governing body of football (IFAB and FIFA), which, if protested, at least in England and Brazil without any known consequences.
As can be understood, it is not possible to place such a basic building on such an unstable foundation for the future of Portuguese football, changing the rules in the wrong place, risking initially compromising the whole enterprise and also, ignoring the international experience in this matter.
In this sense, Sport Lisboa e Benfica will propose to convene an emergency conference of presidents, in which the Portuguese Football Federation will be questioned as a competent body to solve this problem, so that it can fully and definitively clarify at the international level. What is the scope of the potential spread of such audio as a fundamental tool for the evolution of arbitration.
Sport Lisboa e Benfica thus reiterates the urgent need to release audio from the referee team and the VAR as soon as possible, but adherence to a process that allows for the effective use of this change and reliability in a valuable contribution to the protection of transparency. Of Portuguese football. “