It was announced today that VAR will be in use in the Champions League from the 2019/20 season. The play-off stage will feature VAR, UEFA have stated.
The play-off stage will feature VAR, UEFA have stated. Each Champions League match during the campaign will use the technology too.
UEFA also announced that the video technology will be used in the 2019 Super Cup, Euro 2020 and the Europa League from the 2020/21 season. Another inclusion is the Nations League finals in 2021.
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UEFA posted the announcement to their Twitter page on Thursday morning.
The final decision was made by the UEFA executive committee at a meeting in Nyon, Switzerland on Thursday morning.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “We are confident that introducing video assistant referees in August 2019 will give us enough time to put in place a robust system. Also it’ll allow us to train match officials. This will ensure an efficient and successful implementation of VAR in the UEFA Champions League.”
VAR was used during the World Cup and many fans had split opinions on the technology. Only time will tell to see whether or not there will be a revamp to their in order to deal with a larger amount of games. Further issues that may come into play, are likely to appear ont he horizon.