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Conmebol will implement VAR in the Libertadores and Sudamericana from the group stage of 2023

There will be more control in plays and offsides. CONMEBOL announced this Tuesday, October 11, that as of 2023, video arbitration (VAR) will be implemented from the initial phase of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana.

“In this way, the review system will bring greater transparency from the very beginning of the main club tournaments on the continent”, reported the governing body of soccer in South America in a statement.

“This is an aspiration of CONMEBOL since the implementation of this technological tool and a request expressed by several clubs participating in the aforementioned tournaments”, added the highest South American entity.

The review system will bring greater transparency from the very beginning of the main club tournaments on the continent, a request expressed by several participating clubs.

It should be noted that CONMEBOL implemented VAR as of 2017, but only in the decisive instances of its two most important competitions at club level, that is, from the round of 16.

The resolution was adopted after a meeting of its council at the headquarters of the South American Football Confederation in the town of Luque, Paraguay.

The South American entity detailed that a decision was made to implement video arbitration after “verify that the technical and logistical conditions exist to apply this measure and examine the proposals of the supplier companies that participated in the tender”.

The measure will also be extended to the Cup Winners’ Cup played by the champion of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. In addition, the implementation process will be complemented with training programs for referees in the use of this tool.

Source: Elcomercio

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