No VAR for Champions or Europa League

The UEFA have announced that they will not be introducing the controversial Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in neither the Champions League or Europa League

This announcement comes after Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, called for the system to be introduced after they were knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday night against Real Madrid due to a late penalty being awarded by referee Michael Oliver.

FIFA have already announced that they will use VAR for the upcoming World Cup in Russia with the system having recently been introduced at international level during the recent friendlies.

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Serie A admits there are problems with VAR

According to Refereeing designator Nicola Rizzoli, there were six errors during the first three Serie A rounds despite using VAR.

But UEFA have told Sky Sports that they have no intention of following FIFA into debuting the system in the near future.

“Fans see the VAR screen all the time but nobody knows how it works.” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

“We will not use it in the Champions League next season. For me, it might be a good project but we shouldn’t rush it.”


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