The Ligue de Football Professionnel has confirmed that video assistant refereering will be introduced into the Ligue 1 next season.

“The LFP board validated on Thursday December 14 the principle of the use of video assistance for refereeing in Ligue 1 for the 2018-19 season,” an LFP statement said.

“This use of video assistance for refereeing has been wanted by everyone in the game.”

VAR was trialled in France in the Ligue 1 relegation play-off at the end of last season, while the technology is already in use in the Bundesliga.

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It’s also set to be introduced to the Spanish La Liga next season, but the Premier League hasn’t announced plans to introduce it for top flight games.

However, not everyone within football has welcomed the arrival of VAR, which caused controversy at the Club World Cup this week.

Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane complained that VAR decisions were taking too long, while Gareth Bale said football was better without the use of technology.