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UEFA Champions League matches to use VAR by 2019

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At the UEFA Executive Committee meeting held last weekend in Nyon, Switzerland, a number of decisions concerning UEFA competitions were reached, particularly VAR which is expected in the 2019 CL competitions.

Commenting on the introduction of VAR, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said he is confident that the introduction of Video Assistant Referees in August 2019 will give the committee enough time to put in place a robust system.

‘The system will enable us to train match officials,’ he said. ‘This will also ensure an efficient and successful implementation of VAR in the CL competitions.’

UEFA Champions League is the world’s flagship club competition.

Similarly, Latvia were appointed as hosts of the final tournament of the first edition of the UEFA Under-19 Futsal EURO 2019 which will see eight teams, including the hosts, face each other in two groups of four, semi-finals and a final in September 2019.

The UEFA Executive Committee appointed Gondomar, Portugal as hosts of the finals of the inaugural UEFA Women’s Futsal EURO 2019, which will see the teams of Portugal, Russia, Spain and Ukraine face each other in semi-finals, a third-place match and the final between 14 and 17 February 2019.

The next meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee will take place in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, on 3 December 2018.

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