Champions League: Ceferin Not Convinced by VAR

UEFA President Ceferin rejects VAR insisting that not enough people understand how it really works. 

Although the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) has been already implemented in Serie A with positive results on the Italian league, Aleksander Ceferin is still not ready to implement this innovative technology on the European stage.

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Football pundits were expecting a radical change in the next edition of the Champions League, the most important International competition for clubs that in the past few years caused bad feelings for some totally wrong decisions by the referees.

Ceferin is not convinced by VAR because, “The fans don’t understand it, neither do the journalists,” he said to Slovenian newspaper Ekipa when asked about the implementation of this technology in the Champions League.

UEFA President, though, did not totally closed the door to VAR, “Nowadays, things are still unclear, but we know that one day VAR will be necessary.”

“We play all over Europe, it’s not just a tournament, we need regulation. I told Roberto Rosetti [UEFA’s Head of referees] that when we are ready we have to go for technology.”

In the Italian capital are probably unhappy at this time. In the last Champions League semifinals, Liverpool FC kicked the giallorossi out of the competition taking advantage of questionable choices by the referees. The goal scored by Mohammed Salah at Anfield Road was probably irregular [offside] and a few decisions at the Stadio Olimpico made Pallotta and his players angry as well.


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