Video assistant referees (VAR) could be introduced to the Champions League and Europa League this season.
European football’s governing body UEFA originally opted against using VAR this season despite it being used by most major European leagues and FIFA at the World Cup in Russia.
Speaking at a joint UEFA and ECA press conference in Brussels on Tuesday, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the organisation’s refereeing chief Roberto Rosetti has been leading efforts to make sure UEFA’s pool of referees are ready for VAR and all “technical aspects” have been addressed.
“I expect the report in a week or so and then we will see when we can implement it – (at) the latest, next season,” said Ceferin.
Juventus chairman and European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli was sat beside Ceferin and added:
“The latest next season also means there is space for earlier implementation and we are delighted as clubs for that and we thank UEFA for the work they’ve been putting together.”