- The video assistant referee system will be used at the Women’s World Cup in France this summer, Fifa has confirmed.
It will be the first time VAR has been used at the tournament, having made its debut in the men’s World Cup last year in Russia.
No senior women’s domestic or international competitions use VAR.
The 27 referees and 48 assistant referees selected for the Women’s World Cup took part in VAR training at a camp in Qatar last month.
The training was to gauge whether to use the technology at the tournament, with world football’s governing body approving its use at a Fifa Council meeting in Miami on Friday.
The Women’s World Cup runs from 7 June to 7 July and features 24 teams, including England, Scotland and defending champions the USA.
England head coach Phil Neville has previously said he is concerned about the standard of refereeing at the World Cup, adding it was “important” that VAR was introduced to women’s football.