AFC Club Competitions to Include VAR in 2024-25 Season

AFC Club Competitions to Include VAR in 2024-25 Season

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has reaffirmed its determination to maintain the highest officiating standards with the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system during the next season.

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The VAR system will be implemented across its revamped three-tier club structure as well as the inaugural AFC Women’s Champions League for the 2024-25 season, reported.

As befits the status of the newly introduced AFC Champions League Elite, which will see the continent’s top 24 teams battle for glory, the tournament will implement VAR from the League Stage, which will kick off in September.

The inaugural edition of the landmark AFC Women’s Champions League, which kicks off in October, will see the VAR system made available in the semi-finals and final, underscoring the confederation’s commitment to supporting and developing women’s football on the continent.

Meanwhile, VAR support for match officials in the AFC Champions League Two will be available from the Knockout Stage onwards. The competition, comprising 32 teams, is set to begin in September.

For the AFC Challenge League, which will feature 20 teams, the technology will come into play in the all-important Final in May 2025.

Source: Tasnim News