VAR to be used in CAF Champions League final for first time

Video assistant referees (VAR) will be used in the CAF Champions League final for the first time on Friday when Al Ahly of Egypt host Esperance of Tunisia in the first leg. The system allows off-field referees to assist match…

2018 World Cup: Fifa gives green light for VAR use

Video assistant referees will be used at the World Cup for the first time after Fifa formally approved the technology for this year’s tournament. VAR has been trialled in some domestic English cup games this season, and has been used…

Fifa chief sets VAR final decision for March

Fiifa President Gianni Infantino on Thursday said football’s governing body will decide next month whether to officially endorse the video assistant referee, a move that could see the controversial technology used at the World Cup. VAR, so far trialled in…

Former referees predict VAR trouble at World Cup

Whether the video assistant referee (VAR) will feature at the World Cup finals is yet to be decided, but there are fears the system could spell trouble for Russia 2018. The fate of the VAR in Russia this June will…

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