The European Football Association (UEFA) has, as expected, decided to introduce Video Assisted Judgment (VAR) in the Champions League from the 2019/2020 season. The introduction of the innovation in Europe’s most popular club tournament was determined at UEFA’s board meeting in Nyon on Thursday.
It was also decided that VAR should be used in the football EM in 2020, as well as in the European League from the 2020/21 season, as well as in the 2019 Super League and in the 2021 national league.
“We are confident that the introduction of video-assassinated judgments in August 2019 will give us enough time to put in place a robust system and train the judges enough to ensure the efficient and successful implementation of VAR in the Champions League,” said UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin in a press release.
VAR has been tested in a number of European football leagues and was also used during all matches in the summer’s World Cup. The conclusion of the International Football Association (FIFA) was that the recovery was a success.