VAR technology debuts this week in Paraguayan football

The Paraguay Cup Final, which will face the Guaraní and Libertad football teams tomorrow at the Defensores del Chaco Stadium (Asuncion), will become the first Paraguayan football match where Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is incorporated.

Although the arrival of the VAR to Paraguay was stipulated by 2020, the Paraguayan Football Association (APF) decided to advance the use for the definition of the Paraguay Cup. Months ago, the Spanish company Mediapro ran an agreement with APF to implement VAR technology for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 football seasons in the country.

VAR technology was used for the first time in the country during the Copa Libertadores Round of 16, last May 30th in the match played between teams Olimpia (Paraguay) and Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito (Ecuador).