VAR test at Italy-USA friendly

The Video Assistant Referees (VAR) system will be tested by UEFA at the friendly between Italy and USA in Genk, Belgium on Tuesday 20 November (20:45 CET).

Referees in VAR training at a recent UEFA course in Madrid
Referees in VAR training at a recent UEFA course in Madrid ©Sportsfile

Following the UEFA Executive Committee decision to introduce Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League and the plans to subsequently extend the use of VAR at the final tournament of UEFA EURO 2020, in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League, and in the 2021 UEFA Nations League finals (see here), UEFA will conduct VAR tests at selected matches.

The upcoming friendly between Italy and USA on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 20:45CET in Genk, Belgium has been selected as a match in which VAR will be tested.

There will be no impact on the multilateral running order. In case of a VAR review process by the match officials, a dedicated VAR graphic will be implemented on the multilateral feed by the host broadcaster.

In addition, a message will be displayed via Web CIS to inform broadcasters about the ongoing referee decision-making process.

 

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