Concacaf region FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and comments regarding VAR
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Concacaf region FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and comments regarding VAR

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The Concacaf region FIFA World Cup Qualifiers are FIFA matches subject to FIFA regulations.

A key criteria determining whether VAR could be used in this competition is for the technology to be currently available, in certified stadiums, for the matches of each of the participating federations. In the Final Round of the Concacaf region FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, five of the eight competing federations do not meet this criteria.


Despite the challenges of the public health situation, in March 2021 Concacaf successfully trained a new pool of referees in order to fully implement VAR for centralized Confederation competitions, including the Concacaf Nations League Finals and the Concacaf Gold Cup.

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