UEFA have confirmed that VAR will be used for the knockout stages of this season’s competition after the UEFA Executive Committee agreed to fast-track the introduction of the technology. The committee also confirmed that VAR will be used in the 2019 Europa League final, the 2019 Nations League finals and next year’s European Under-21 Championship.

UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, said: “We are ready to use VAR earlier than initially planned and we are convinced that it will be beneficial for our competitions as it will provide valuable help to match officials and will allow to reduce incorrect decisions.”

In November the Premier League announced that VAR would be introduced next season. The technology is already being used in La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A. Read more about the Premier League’s decision here.

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