The UEFA(Union of European Football Associations ) has confirmed the use of video assistant referees (VARs) in the Champions League from next season onwards and plans to use them at the Euro 2020 as well, European soccer`s ruling body said on Thursday. UEFA`s executive committee agreed that the VAR system would be used in the final qualifying round, the group stage and the knockout stages of next season`s Champions League with immediate effect.
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"We are confident that introducing VARs in August 2019 will give us enough time to put in place a robust system and to train match officials to ensure an efficient and successful implementation of VAR in the Champions League," UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said.
Ceferin had announced UEFA`s intentions of using the system next season at an event in Monaco last month. The UEFA said in a statement that it plans to subsequently use VARs at the Euro 2020 tournament and in the Europa League, from the group stage onwards, in the 2020-21 season.