Video assistant referees (VAR) will not be used in next season’s Champions League.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin explained he sees “a lot of confusion” and the International Football Association Board, which rules on the game’s laws, meets on Saturday to decide whether to approve the technology permanently.
Ceferin said: “Fans see the VAR screen all the time but nobody knows how it works.”
He added: “We will not use it in the Champions League next season.
“For me, it might be a good project but we shouldn’t rush it.”
Check out the video above to hear more about UEFA’s decision.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has cast doubt over Toby Alderweireld’s chances of facing Juventus in the Champions League next week.
Spurs host the Italian champions next Wednesday with the last-16 tie level at 2-2 following their dramatic first-leg comeback in Turin earlier this month.
But key defender Alderweireld is yet to resume training after suffering a tweak in the same hamstring which kept him sidelined for four months this season.
“He is still recovering. He is still not participating with the group,” said Pochettino.
“When you tear a muscle, then you are fit but fit to participate in training. And then, it’s to be fit to play, and then to compete. It’s a different process and sometimes it’s longer, depending on the injury.
“Sometimes, the people create an expectation and then we are the bad guys, when we say ‘no you cannot play’ or we start to build your fitness step by step.
“It’s our responsibility sometimes, but it’s impossible to explain everything. It’s just to be careful about the player because we want Toby 100 per cent ready to play.
“And then it’s my decision to pick him. But if you have your best player at 100 per cent, it’s sure that he increases your level and he’s going to help.
“But we don’t take our decisions based on public opinion. We are professional and when we take a decision, it’s because we have assessed and analysed, we have thought 100 times to try to take the best decision for the team and for the player.”
Alderweireld and defensive partner Jan Vertonghen will miss Wednesday night’s FA Cup replay against Rochdale, although the latter could shake off an ankle knock in time to face Huddersfield at the weekend.
Meanwhile, Pochettino has scoffed at suggestions Tottenham could have an unfair advantage should they reach the semi-finals of the cup as they will be playing at their temporary Wembley home.
Spurs struggled in to adapt to their new surroundings earlier this season, and Pochettino exclaimed: “Now it’s an advantage?
“Whereas before it was a disadvantage. Remember the Wembley hoodoo?
“I laugh, but it’s not an advantage. Because we are playing at a stadium that is massive motivation for our opponent to play. To have the opportunity to play there.
“But it’s true that now the team is feeling good, comfortable. Yes, we start to feel like it’s like home.”
There is even more motivation to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season as from next term the four top teams from England – along with Germany, Italy and Spain – will all qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.
Formerly it was just the top two in England who qualified automatically with third and fourth place facing often tricky qualifiers to reach the group stages.
But no more – finish in the top four and you can start getting ready to host some European nights.
This follows UEFA’s decision to increase the quota for direct group-stage qualification from 22 to 26 teams.
The Europa League will see a similar change, with 17 clubs now going directly into the group phase, plus another 10 dropping into the competition from the Champions League play-offs and third qualifying round.
There is also set to be a preliminary round introduced at the start of Champions League qualification, with four teams entering into a mini knockout tournament, from which one club shall move on and be joined by another 33 sides in the first round of qualifiers.
UEFA has also announced for group games in both competitions will be staggered.
Previously all matches kicked off at 19:45 (GMT) but now there will be two different time slots – 17:55 (GMT) or 20:00 (GMT).
Here’s a summary of the new-look qualification process in both the Champions League and Europa League.
For 2018/19 they will be …
UEFA Champions League holders (1)
UEFA Europa League holders (1)
Top four from associations ranked 1st to 4th: Spain, Germany, England, Italy (16)
Top two from associations ranked 5th and 6th: France, Russia (4)
Champions of associations ranked 7th to 10th: Portugal, Ukraine, Belgium, Turkey (4)
For 2018/19 they will be …
Two teams from associations ranked 1st to 5th: Spain, Germany, England, Italy, France (10)
One team from associations ranked 6th to 12th: Russia, Portugal, Ukraine, Belgium, Turkey, Czech Republic, Switzerland (7)