VAR update and match officials for SCCL Quarterfinal first leg matches
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VAR update and match officials for SCCL Quarterfinal first leg matches

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  • VAR to be in place for 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals

Miami, FL – The FIFA certification required for Concacaf to implement Video assistant referees (VAR) has been processed faster than anticipated. For this reason, Concacaf can now confirm that the technology will be used for the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (SCCL) Quarterfinal stage and for the remainder of the competition.

Tonight’s Quarterfinal first leg match between Atlanta United FC and Philadelphia Union will be the first match in an official Concacaf competition to include VAR. It will subsequently be used for all Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Final matches throughout the 2021 SCCL.

As previously announced, Concacaf will also use VAR in the Concacaf Nations League Finals (June 3-6, details here) and the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup (July 2 – August 1, details here).

The match officials who will be in charge of the 2021 SCCL First Leg Quarterfinal matches are:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Match: Atlanta United FC (USA) vs Philadelphia Union (USA)
Referee: Jair MARRUFO (USA)
Assistant Referee 1:  Frank ANDERSON (USA)
Assistant Referee 2:  Kyle ATKINS (USA)
Fourth Official: Rubiel VAZQUEZ (USA)
VAR: Drew FISCHER (Canada)
AVAR: Keylor HERRERA (Costa Rica)
Match: Toronto FC (CAN) vs Cruz Azul (MEX)
Referee: Ricardo MONTERO (Costa Rica)
Assistant Referee 1:  Juan Carlos MORA (Costa Rica)
Assistant Referee 2:  Victor RAMIREZ (Costa Rica)
Fourth Official: Benjamin PINEDA (Costa Rica)
AVAR: Tristley BASSUE (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Match: Portland Timbers (USA) vs Club America (MEX)
Referee: Mario ESCOBAR (Guatemala)
Assistant Referee 1:  Juan TIPAZ (Guatemala)
Assistant Referee 2:  Nicholas ANDERSON (Jamaica)
Fourth Official: John PITTI (Panama)
VAR: David GANTAR (Canada)
AVAR: Selvin BROWN (Honduras)
Match: Columbus Crew (USA) vs CF Monterrey (MEX)
Referee: Juan Gabriel CALDERON (Costa Rica)
Assistant Referee 1:  William ARRIETA (Costa Rica)
Assistant Referee 2:  Gerson LOPEZ (Guatemala)
Fourth Official: Bryan LOPEZ (Guatemala)
AVAR: Oshane NATION (Jamaica)

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