NEW DELHI, Aug 30: The upcoming FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022, scheduled to be held in India, will see the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology making its debut in the age-group event, the world football governing body announced on Tuesday.
The prestigious tournament will take place in Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai from October 11-30.
"The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will give us important and significant insights into the qualities of the match officials who have been appointed. We are very happy that also for the first time, VAR technology will be used at a FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup," said FIFA's Head of Women Refereeing Kari Seitz, in a statement. "This event will be another great opportunity to showcase the skills of the appointed VARs and continue the development of our female VARs as part of the Road to Australia/New Zealand 2023 project," she added.
Notably, this will be the second time the VAR technology will be used in India, the first one being from the quarterfinal stage of the AFC Women's Asian Cup that the country hosted in January-February this year. IANS
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