VAR not part of Concacaf World Cup qualifying; Berhalter upset

Concacaf World Cup qualifying typically has a little bit of everything. But there’s one element that will be missing on the road to Qatar 2022, and it’s one that doesn’t sit well with US men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter.

There will be no video assistant referee (VAR) throughout the qualifying process, despite Concacaf having it implemented in its other, recent competitions. Concacaf released the following statement on Thursday, just before the start of qualifying, explaining its reasoning.

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