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AFC tests VAR Light concept at the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2021 Pilot Tournament (West)!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) tested the lower-cost video assistant referee (VAR Light) concept at the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2021 Pilot Tournament (West) in Jordan from November 7 to 13.

As part of its efforts to adopt more technological advances in the sport, the AFC examined the new concept, which is aimed at creating more affordable VAR systems that could enable competitions with more limited budgets to use VAR technology.

The VAR Light trials focussed on exploring and evaluating the various cost-effective technological solutions available, while also assessing the impact they will have on football matches as compared to the conventional VAR system.

FIFA Head of Refereeing, Women, Kari Seitz, who came to the tournament as an observer and adviser to the AFC women’s match officials preparing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, said the introduction of VAR in women’s football will benefit the sport.

“The implementation of VAR at the AFC Women’s Club Championship is an important step to not only provide the women’s game with technology support but also to prepare the match officials to successfully implement VAR at the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup – India in January,” said Seitz.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) tested the lower-cost video assistant referee (VAR Light) concept at the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2021 Pilot Tournament (West) in Jordan from November 7 to 13.

As part of its efforts to adopt more technological advances in the sport, the AFC examined the new concept, which is aimed at creating more affordable VAR systems that could enable competitions with more limited budgets to use VAR technology.

The VAR Light trials focussed on exploring and evaluating the various cost-effective technological solutions available, while also assessing the impact they will have on football matches as compared to the conventional VAR system.

FIFA Head of Refereeing, Women, Kari Seitz, who came to the tournament as an observer and adviser to the AFC women’s match officials preparing for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, said the introduction of VAR in women’s football will benefit the sport.

“The implementation of VAR at the AFC Women’s Club Championship is an important step to not only provide the women’s game with technology support but also to prepare the match officials to successfully implement VAR at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 in January,” said Seitz.

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