It took a little getting used to over the summer, but for the most part VAR was a welcome addition to the World Cup. It seems to have impressed the right people as well with UEFA reportedly planning to introduce the technology into the Champions League this season.
According to a report in the Times, UEFA are looking to bring in VAR at the quarter final stage of the competition, with the article stating that the a committee will approve the introduction of the system when it meets in Monaco next week, with final say going to UEFA's executive committee at the end of September.
UEFA chief Aleksandar Ceferin had previously ruled out the use of VAR in the Champions League this, arguing that the technology is still flawed:
We won’t adopt video assistant referees in the Champions League next season. I still see so much confusion.
But despite this the system is set to become available to the final eight teams of the 2018/19 Champions League.
One deterrent for UEFA has been the feasibility of implementing VAR in every club participating in the competition, but the introduction of the technology at the quarter final stage would greatly reduce the difficulty in bringing the system in.