#FIFAWWC2019: Use of VAR approved

The latest FIFA Council meeting approved the implementation of the VAR system at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as detailing the bidding process for the 2023 Finals and announcement of hosts for next year’s U-17 tournament.

The use of the Video Assistant Referee comes following its debut in the men’s World Cup last year in Russia and after the match officials for Women’s World Cup recently attended a successful VAR training camp in Qatar.

The decision-making process for the selection of hosts for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 begins following the submission of bids in October 2019. FIFA will exclude any bids which do not meet the minimum hosting requirements and in February 2020 publish the Bid Evaluation Reports, with the winning bidders announced in March 2020.

Meanwhile, India was confirmed as the host for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020 and All India Football Federation President Mr. Praful Patel described it as a “proud moment” for Indian Football.

He told the-aiff.com: “We felt the football evolution which India attained in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 needed to continue, and as part of AIFF’s commitment towards development of Women’s Football, we decided to bid for the U-17 Women’s World Cup. The tournament will be massive as this time it will also galvanise the girls of the country, making it more popular.”