Qualitative Analysis of Factors Relating to the Application of VAR Technology in the Development of Iran Football Premier League Competitions

Document Type : Original research papers


Department of Sport Management and Biomechanics, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran


The purpose of the present study is to express the practical strategies for using the technology of VAR and its positive results in the development of the Premier Football League by identifying the intervening factors. Theresearch method is qualitative and it is based on Grounded theory in terms of essence of the subject and objectives of the research. The Participants in Research consisted of 25 football experts and sampling continues until theoretical saturation is achieved. In the final model, which its form is based on coding and data analysis; causal conditions (refereeing weaknesses, growth and development of quality of holding events, opportunities to create productivity in football) attract attention to the axial phenomenon (application of VAR in the development of premier league) and strategies for its use (educational development, cultural development, managerial development, structural development, Advertising development, financial development, executive development, supportive development) in terms of interfering factors (economic factors, management factors, legal factors, structural factors, cognitive factors, organizational factors, executive factors, media factors, social factors) and existing contexts  (specialized human power, supports and interactions, modeling ,motivation, football fringes) in research have positive consequences (development of refereeing, development of events quality, Improve the productivity of the football federation).Therefore, according to the contextual conditions and the impact of the intervening factors identified; The proposed strategies for the use of VAR technology in this research should be applied in developing the quality of football Premier League competitions.


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