Spanish league to test video review in Copa del Rey matches


September 09, 2017
Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Atletico Madrid during a Spanish Copa del Rey semifinal first leg match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, February 1, 2017. (AP Photo)

MADRID, Spain (AP):

Spanish league president Javier Tebas says La Liga will begin testing video reviews in Copa del Rey matches this season. Tebas says the system's full implementation in league games is expected for next season.

La Liga has been criticised for not using video review, while many other European leagues have already implemented the system.

Tebas also confirmed in yesterday's news conference that the league continues to study the possibility of playing a few official games in countries such as China and the United States, although no concrete deal has been made.

The league president also reiterated his criticism against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City for what he called "financial doping" in the transfer market.

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