Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers: VAR will be used in remaining matches leading up to Qatar 2022

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For the next round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying matches starting on January 27, Video support view will be introduced. This was announced by the federation this week as Concacaf will use VAR in the remaining World Cup qualifiers leading up to Qatar 2022 as well as the Men’s Under-20 Championship and the Concacaf W.

VAR was used for the Gold Cup, Nations League and the second half of the Concacaf Champions League last season as Concacaf rolled it out in phases between tournaments.

“Concacaf has been working for the past three years towards introducing VAR in its competitions with numerous training and development opportunities for the elite referees in our region, the team said in a statement.

“Despite the challenges posed by the public health situation, progress in this area has been significantly delayed as tournaments, competitions and fitness camps have been suspended for a significant period of time. , Concacaf, with the support of its Member Associations, has been active in organizing certification courses to fully implement VAR in its competitions.”

With each team six games remaining in World Cup qualifying, the rollout of VAR is an unusual time. Teams have played eight games so it would be neater to deploy for the knockout stages or wait until next year to make a decision on a level playing field.

While it is good to make the right decisions, there is no way to review past decisions that may have been overturned, which could lead some teams to go the wrong way. But with a World Cup spot on the line, you’re better off having some VAR than not having it.

USMNT sat in second place in the Concacaf qualifying group over eight games. The US will next play against El Salvador on January 27. All USMNT road matches as well as many other matches of the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers can be streamed live on Supreme +. Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers: VAR will be used in remaining matches leading up to Qatar 2022

James Brien

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