France 2019: FIFA approve VAR for Women’s World Cup

France 2019: FIFA approve VAR for Women’s World Cup

The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has today approved the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the Women’s World Cup later in France this year.

This decision was made after the FIFA Referees Committee recommended the use of the technology to enhance decision making at the global showpiece especially following it’s success at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Following this development, Chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee, Pierluigi Collina said to FIFA TV “I think it is very important and it also shows consistency from FIFA to use the VAR in the main tournaments. So I am very happy.”

The 8th edition FIFA Women’s World Cup which will take place in France takes centre stage from the 7th of June – 7th July where 24 teams will do battle for the ultimate prize of emerging the best female team in the world.

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