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Conmebol awards VAR contract to Hawk-Eye

Conmebol, the South American football confederation, has chosen British sports technology company Hawk-Eye Innovations Limited to provide the video assistant referee (VAR) solutions to its continental club competitions.

Hawk-Eye has been awarded a four-year contract and will implement VAR systems across the Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and Recopa Sudamericana until the end of the 2022 season.

With the group stages of the 2019 editions of both the Libertadores and second-tier Sudamericana currently underway, VAR will be introduced from the start of this season’s knock-out rounds, which commence in July.

According to Conmebol, Hawk-Eye was chosen for its “reliable and innovative arbitration solutions” after a bidding process that involved five other companies.