QFA adopts vanishing spray

August 10, 2014 - 12:03:33 am

DOHA: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) is planning to use vanishing spray in the 2014-15 season — becoming the first Arab or Asian football association to use the popular tool. 

The QFA is currently providing the necessary training to referees in their training camp in Belgium. The latest step is part of the association’s attempt to stay with the latest trends in football refereeing. 

Vanishing spray was a big hit during the Brazil World Cup and both UEFA and the English Premier League have already decided to adopt the new tool in their competitions. 

The idea of the vanishing spray is that the referee can now mark where a set-piece should be taken and were the wall must be positioned without giving the players any chance of moving away from their assigned positions.