The Confederation Of African Football popularly addressed as CAF has sanctioned the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at the Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
CAF implemented the VAR for the first time in an international tournament at the 2019 AFCON held in Egypt.
At the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, CAF used the VAR for the first time in an international event.
Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used during next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in all games.
The event will take place from the 9th of January to the 6th of February in 2021.
Six groups of twenty-four (24) teams have been formed.
During the African Nations Championship, the Video Assistant Referee system was tested in six of the tournament’s principal venues (CHAN).
This means all 52 games will have the VAR unlike the 2019 one which had only the knockout stages making use of the video assistant referee.
A total of 63 match officials have been picked to feature at the tournament.
There are 24 referees, 31 assistant referees, and eight video assistant referees (VARs) on the list, representing 36 countries.
Two referees from CONCACAF, the governing body of North and Central America and the Caribbean, are also on the list.