CBF Awards VAR contract to Hawk-Eye


CBF Awards VAR contract to Hawk-Eye

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 02.05.2019 -

The Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) has selected Hawk-Eye as its VAR technology provider for this year’s Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and Copa do Brasil tournaments.

Hawk-Eye will provide its VAR solution for the 380 matches of the 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro and the 30 matches for Copa do Brasil. The implementation of the technology has already hit the ground running, with the VAR system’s successful debut last weekend throughout the initial 10 matches of Brasileirao.

In previous weeks, Hawk-Eye has worked in collaboration with CBF to carry out significant referee training programmes to ensure all 48 referees and 30 replay operators are fully equipped and competent in delivering a flawless VAR system.

The Referee Commission President of CBF, Leonardo Gaciba, says: "I think it will be very positive for Brazilian football. We are going in search of a better football, a better spectacle. My challenge is to make sure that the VAR is used to the best of my ability. And we will do this with a lot of work".

Stephen Carter, Chief Executive Officer of Hawk-Eye Innovations, says: "It was a fantastic opportunity for me to visit Brazil and meet with so many key stakeholders this week. I know I speak for the team here when I say how extremely proud we are to be working alongside CBF; a federation synonymous with world-class football and the organiser of one of the most-watched football leagues in the world.

We would like to thank CBF for selecting Hawk-Eye and look forward to working in collaboration to deliver flawless VAR technology throughout the tournaments. The future of Hawk-Eye in Latin America is looking very promising.”

Campeonato Brasileiro is one of the biggest leagues in the world; it contains the most club champions titles, with 10 championships won among six clubs. It will be played from 27th April to 8th December and is one of the most watched football leagues in the Americas, broadcasted to over 155 nations. For more information on the tournament, visit here: https://www.cbf.com.br/futebol-brasileiro/competicoes/campeonato-brasileiro-serie-a.

Copa do Brasil is a knockout football competition played by 91 teams, representing all 26 Brazilian states plus the Federal District. For more information on the tournament, visit here: http://copadobrasil.com.br/.

About Hawk-Eye:
Hawk-Eye is a leading innovator in sports technology, specialising in delivering the most reliable and innovative officiating and broadcast solutions in sport.

First used in 2001 as a broadcast tool to analyse decisions in Cricket, Hawk-Eye has now become an integral part of over 20 international sports, including the official Goal Line Technology and Video Assistant Referee technology provider to some of the world’s largest football federations and events.

The vision-processing, video replay and creative graphical technologies underpin a number of products that help make sports fairer, safer, more engaging.

Hawk-Eye is owned by Sony and has offices around the world.

Website: www.hawkeyeinnovations.com
Twitter: @Hawkeye_view
Instagram: @hawkeyeinnovations

About CBF:
Founded in 1914, the Brazilian Football Confederation is the governing body of football in Brazil.

Website: www.cbf.com.br
Twitter: @CBF_Futebol
Instagram: @cbf_futebol

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