Monday December 3 2018
Confirmed: VAR in the CL this season

UEFA’s Executive Committee has confirmed that video assistant referees (VAR) will be implemented in the Champions League this season.

It was announced on Monday that VAR would be used from the last 16 onwards, despite the technology not being used throughout the group stages.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin had previously stated the technology would be introduced next season, but pressure from clubs has brought this date forward.

The governing body of European football has also confirmed that VAR will be used in Europa League as of the last-32 stage this season, as well as next year’s Nations League Finals and European Under-21 Championship. 

The technology has been introduced across a number of top European Leagues including Serie A, while it was used at the 2018 World Cup.

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