UEFA sets 2019 Super Cup target to start using video review

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the often-controversial technology is unlikely to be used for the Champions League this season.

By: AP | Published: August 31, 2018 3:10:33 pm
fifa world cup, 2018 fifa world cup, 2018 world cup, russia, russia football, russia football world cup, football news, indian express FIFA used VAR in the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia after the system was approved by soccer’s rule-making body IFAB. (Source: AP)

UEFA plans to start using video review to help referees at next year’s Super Cup. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the often-controversial technology is unlikely to be used for the Champions League this season.

Ceferin says “for now, it doesn’t look as though it will happen.”

The Super Cup between this season’s Champions League and Europa League winners will be played on Aug. 14, 2019, in Istanbul.

UEFA could then use video assistant referees in next season’s Champions League, and the Europa League from 2020.

Although Ceferin said VAR worked better than expected at the World Cup, it appears to be technically harder for UEFA to make it work in simultaneous games across Europe than it was for FIFA in Russia alone.

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