FIFA has approved the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
The decision to use VAR, which will be the first time at any women’s World Cup, was approved by FIFA Council on the recommendation of the Referee’s Committee.
Legendary referee and Chairman, FIFA Referees Committee, Pierluigi Collina, expressed delight that the council gave its approval of the use of VAR.
“We are happy that the FIFA Council took this decision,” Collina said.
“It was recommended by us, the FIFA Referees Committee. We have worked with our match officials during the last month. We have had seminars in Abu Dhabi, Doha, where we’ve checked on how it will work.
The tournament will run from 7 June to 7 July in nine French cities.
African champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria, are in Group A with hosts France, Norway and South Korea.