Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be introduced from the round of 16 in this season’s Champions League, tournament organisers UEFA has confirmed.
European football’s overseeing body affirmed the choice has been made on the back of effective testing and training over the past few months. And in addition in the Champions League knock-out phase, the technology will also be used in the 2019 Europa League final.
CONFIRMED: Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used in the @ChampionsLeague from the Round of 16 in Feb 2019 following successful technological testing and the training of referees over the last few months ?#UEFAExCo pic.twitter.com/r3cOzjahUo
— UEFA (@UEFA) 3 décembre 2018
Video review is already used in Serie A, Ligue 1, La Liga and the Bundesliga and will be in place for the 2019-20 Premier League season.
Meanwhile, England has been selected as the host nation for UEFA Women’s Euro 2021.