1 Dec 1:14 PM
The president of Sol de América, Miguel Figueredo, referred to the use of VAR in Paraguayan soccer, after a suggestion from his colleague, Juan Alberto Acosta, Guaraní boss, who considers that the use of technology is an “expense unnecessary “that does not solve arbitration problems.
“I don’t know whether to blame the VAR, technology is like a tool to help, I would blame those who are in charge of interpreting the plays. The VAR as a tool is valid, what is not working is the human part that handles that, “Figueredo assured VERSUS radio on 970AM.
At another point in the talk, the solense manager was concerned about the appointment of José Méndez as referee for this Wednesday’s game against Olimpia, for the final of the 2021 Paraguay Cup.
“I am concerned about the refereeing, that it starts with fouls that are not, that it makes our players nervous, several times we suffered with this referee (José Méndez), they just put him in a final. But we have something to fight with, we are confident “, he manifested.
Figueredo considers that a good alternative to trying to shake up Paraguayan refereeing is to bring foreign referees to some matches, as was done at some point.
“If it continues like this (due to arbitration errors), more radical measures must be taken. It is not a bad idea to bring some arbitration shortlist from outside to see if we can improve something,” he commented and even gave as an example the time that a Japanese refereeing shortlist was brought in. “They were not out of tune, they were not bad.”
Finally, he acknowledged that more and more clubs are dissatisfied with the work of Horacio Elizondo, Director of the Referees Department of the Paraguayan Soccer Association.
“I imagine that the continuity of Horacio Elizondo will be discussed, because there are already many voices about his continuity,” he said.