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VAR to be used in 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League

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Madrid, Sep 27 (IANS) The UEFA Executive Committee on Thursday agreed to use the video assistant referee system in the 2019/2020 Champions League starting from the qualifying rounds, as well as the 2019 European Super Cup.

UEFA said it has plans to implement the VAR in the 2020 Euro finals, the 2020-2021 Europa League and the 2021 Nations League finals, reports Efe.

“We are confident that introducing Video Assistant Referees 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 UEFA Champions League, the world’s flagship club competition,” UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said.

During the meeting held at its headquarters in the Swiss municipality of Nyon, UEFA also agreed on the procedure to be followed in the 2020 Euro qualifiers draw, to be conducted on December 2.

A total of 10 groups of five or six teams will compete for 20 berths in the 2020 Euro finals, while the four remaining places are set to be decided through the Nations League and then the European Qualifiers play-offs.

UEFA decided the northern Portuguese municipality of Gondomar is to host the finals of the inaugural UEFA Women’s Futsal EURO 2019.

During the meeting, UEFA is expected to choose either Germany or Turkey to host the EURO 2024.


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