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VAR to Make Debut in ACL's Quarters

Tasnim
29 Sep 2020, 22:37 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Asian football history will be made Wednesday as the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system marks its debut in the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Club Competitions.

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Asian refereeing set new benchmarks earlier this year when the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 became the first AFC competition to successfully implement VAR across all 32 matches.

Now Asia's premier club tournament will become the third AFC competition to embrace the latest in technology from the Quarter-finals after it was first introduced from the same stage of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.

Now Asia's premier club tournament will become the third AFC competition to embrace the latest in technology from the Quarter-finals after it was first introduced from the same stage of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabian giants Al-Nassr and Al-Ahli Saudi FC battle in the AFC Champions League Quarter-finals at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium at 4:40pm in Doha, Qatar and then Iran's Persepolis and Uzbekistan's Paktakur will square off at 20:45.

The VAR system, which aims to provide minimum interference with maximum benefits, is limited to four game-changing decisions or incidents, specifically - goal or no goal, penalty-kicks, direct red cards and mistaken identity decisions.

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