FIFA: VAR to be used at the woman soccer World Cup. VAR, which made its debut at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, will now be deployed for the women’s tournament which kicks off in June in France.
Video assistant referee (VAR) will be used at this year’s women’s Soccer World Cup, FIFA confirmed on Friday. The decision was confirmed at a meeting of FIFA’s Council in Miami.
“We will be using VAR,” Infantino said at a press conference. Following a period of testing, the FIFA panel overseeing Women’s World Cup preparations recommended the use of VAR earlier this month.
That paved the way for Infantino ‘s announcement on Friday, with FIFA’s ruling council had now ratified the usage of the technology.
FIFA having yet to confirm the use of VAR fueled the controversy surrounding inequality in the women’s game, with U.S. manager Jill Ellis having spoken out last year.
“I can’t see them not having it,” Ellis told reporters of VAR at the Women’s World Cup. “I think it would be a little bit insulting if we weren’t afforded the same opportunity.
“There’s too much at stake to not have it, and I think our game, our passion, our drive, our motivation is at the same level as the men.”
Currently, VAR is used in many professional men’s leagues across the globe, but not in any women’s leagues.
Source: Daily Sun
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