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VAR likely for Women's 2019 World Cup say FIFA

05 March 2019, MVT 20:29
The Women's World Cup trophy is seen during the draw for the tournament in Paris. PHOTO: JIJI/AFP
05 March 2019, MVT 20:29

The FIFA Referees Committee has recommended the use of video refereeing technology (VAR) for the 2019 Women's World Cup, the sport's governing body said on Monday.

A decision on VAR being used at the event staged in France between June and July this year would be made at their next meeting it said.

"We are confident about proposing the use of VAR in France to the FIFA Council, as we are very positive about its implementation," commented FIFA deputy secretary general Zvonimir Boban.

The chairman of FIFA’s Referees Committee, Pierluigi Collina, has informed the France 2019 organising committee of its work to prepare for the implementation of VAR at the Women’s World Cup, which has included recent seminars in Abu Dhabi and Doha offering a full VAR educational programme.

Paris, France | AFP

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