The much-debated technology is not ready to be used in Europe’s biggest competition, according to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says VAR will not be used in the Champions League next season.
The video assistant technology has been met with mixed reviews since being introduced to specific competitions, including last year’s Confederations Cup, the Bundesliga and the domestic cup matches in England this season.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) will discuss the future of VAR at their annual general meeting in Zurich on Saturday, with FIFA ready to use it at the World Cup if it is approved. However, Ceferin believes the process of using the technology is too confusing at present.
“Fans see the VAR screen all the time but nobody knows how it works,” he said following Monday’s UEFA congress. We will not use it in the Champions League next season. For me, it might be a good project but we shouldn’t rush it.”