Video Assistant Referee (VAR) got famous at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and it has been sparingly adopted by some tournaments while others have continued to ignore it.
Football-256 understand that VAR will used at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations that starts in Egypt from June 19th, July 21st through the tournament.
Much as CAF is yet to come out with an official statement, sources in Egypt confirmed to www.fotoball-256.com about the development.
VAR was used during the finals of the 2018 Total CAF Champions League between Egytian giants Al Ahly and Esperance of Tunisia. It was also applied at the 2018 Total CAF Confederation Cup.
VAR can be used during the game On specific moments, these include;
• Goals and whether there was a violation during the attacking phase of play, such as an offside or a foul
• Penalty decisions (other fouls are not reviewable, except below)
• Direct red card decisions (second yellow cards are not reviewable)
• Mistaken identity in awarding a red or yellow card
During the 2018 World Cup, a total of 335 incidents were checked by the VAR over the course of the group stage, averaging seven per match. Fourteen calls made by referees were changed or overruled after being reviewed by the VAR.
And according to FIFA, the VAR system had a success rate of 99.3 percent, up from the 95 percent of correct calls by referees without VAR.