The VAR could reach the Champions League ahead of schedule. The penalty that the Hungarian Viktor Kassai pointed out in favor of Manchester City in a poolzo of Sterling has reopened the debate on the necessity of urgently implanting the videoarbitraje in the maximum continental competition.
According to the BBC, as a result of this action, the UEFA Executive Committee will discuss the implementation of the VAR in the final stages of the Champions League in early December (the meeting will take place on Monday 3 in Dublin). this season.
After months of debate, on 27 September the European confederation approved the calendar for the beginning of the use of VAR in the competitions it organizes. Based on that decision, video arrest would begin to be used in the Champions League from next season (2019-2020) in all matches of the competition since the last previous qualifying round for the group stage.
Previously, the VAR will be premiered at the 2019 European Super Cup (to be held at Besiktas Stadium in Istanbul). That will be the debut of the VAR in UEFA competitions unless the Executive Committee forward in December its adoption.