Football’s governing body in Europe, Uefa, on Monday approved the use of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) for the knockout stages of the Uefa Champions League this season.
“To be very straightforward with you, we discussed with our colleagues. If we can do it before, why wait because it’s hard to afford any mistakes,’’ Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin told a news conference at the end of a two-day meeting of the Executive Committee in Dublin.
He had said recently that a report being prepared by Uefa referees chief could allow its Executive Committee to revise its stance.
It also agreed on Monday to roll out the technology in this season’s Europa League final and next June’s finals of Uefa’s new Nations League competition.