Manuscript source: Beijing headlines
The Chinese Football Association is planning to invite a small number of foreign referees to participate in the enforcement of some key matches in the second stage of the Chinese Super League. At the same time, it also pays great attention to improving the enforcement of other professional leagues at all levels. On October 12, Beiqing-Beijing Toutiao reporter learned that
The first stage of the 2020 China League One will end on October 15 (this Thursday). The Chinese Football Association has also stepped up the implementation of the specific arrangements for the organization of the second stage of the competition.
It is understood that the Changzhou, Chengdu, and Meizhou Wuhua three competition areas that undertake the first stage of the Chinese League will continue to undertake the second stage as planned. Judging from the current situation, the venue for the Super Climbing Group event will be between Chengdu and Changzhou. Among them, Chengdu is closer to hosting this group of events.
At present, with one round left in the first stage, Chengdu Xingcheng, Meizhou Hakka, and Changchun Yatai, who are temporarily ranked first in the three divisions, have all obtained tickets for the second stage of the championship group, and the remaining 3 The seats will be produced in 6 teams including Kunshan FC. Judging from the “big and small points ranking” of the standings and the final round of the match, Kunshan FC, temporarily ranked 2nd in the Changzhou Division, only needs the Xinjiang Snow Leopards, which is the bottom of the points in the final game of the first stage, regardless of whether Nantong Zhiyun can win or not. The second entry ticket to the Super Group will be owned by Kunshan FC. In this way, the three host teams of the Chinese Premier League this season will all be included in the "supergroup." It is precisely because there is still some suspense in the final round of competition in the first stage, the choice of venue for the super group event is yet to be finalized by the official.
It is understood that one of the important reasons why the Chinese Football Association is entangled in the selection of the venue for the super group is that in order to ensure the fairness and justice of the referees in the second stage of the competition, the plan will involve super and relegation at this stage. In some key events, VAR technology was introduced. Affected by various objective factors, different competition areas have different conditions in terms of setting up VAR equipment and preset positions. The Chinese Football Association therefore needs to choose carefully.
It is worth noting that the first stage of the Chinese League this season is restricted by venue conditions, time constraints and other factors, and VAR technology has not been introduced. However, the Chinese Football Association started from the first round and added a bottom line referee for the game (two bottom line referees are assigned to participate in the enforcement of each game). The purpose of this arrangement is mainly in two aspects: firstly, by adding bottom line referees to assist the chief referee in the precise enforcement; on the other hand, the bottom line referees' participation in law enforcement constitutes a certain deterrent to fouls committed by both sides, especially in the penalty area.
However, due to the inevitable mistakes in the artificial penalty, there were still some errors and omissions in the first stage of the Chinese League, which caused more controversy and undermined the fairness of competition.