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Uefa boss hints VAR could be rolled-out for Champions League knockout rounds

Video assistant referees (VAR) could be introduced to the Champions League and Europa League this season. Credit: PA

Video assistant referees (VAR) could be introduced to the Champions League and Europa League this season, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli have revealed.

European football's governing body opted against using VAR this season despite it being used by most major European leagues and FIFA this summer at the World Cup in Russia.

Speaking at a joint UEFA and ECA press conference in Brussels on Tuesday, Ceferin said the European governing body's refereeing chief Roberto Rosetti has been leading efforts to make sure UEFA's pool of referees are ready for VAR and all "technical aspects" have been addressed.

"I expect the report in a week or so and then we will see when we can implement it - (at) the latest, next season," said Ceferin.