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CAF considering VAR Introduction ahead of 2019 AFCON

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VAR Video Assistant Referee

The Cup of Nations tournament will welcome the introduction of the famous Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in Egypt when it kicks off June 19 to July 2.

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, confirmed yesterday in Niamey, its official approval, the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

The Video Assistant Referee became famous during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

VAR was also used during the finals of the 2018 Total CAF Champions League between Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Esperance of Tunisia. It was also used at the 2018 Total CAF Confederation Cup.

CAF will look to bring the latest technological advancements in for the first ever 24 team tournament scheduled for Egypt in June.

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