UEFA confirm VAR for Champions League and Europa League

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed VAR technology will be introduced to the Champions League from the 2019/20 season.

The competitions will include the Champions League and the Super Cup, while the Europa League, the Nations League finals and the European Championships will follow from 2020 onwards.

“We are confident that introducing VAR in August 2019 will give us enough time to put in place a robust system,” Ceferin confirmed via UEFA media channels.

“It will afford us sufficient time to train match officials to ensure an efficient, successful implementation of VAR in the Champions League, the world’s flagship club competition.”

The technology has been introduced across a number of top European leagues including the Spanish top flight in 2018/19, while it was used in this summer’s World Cup.