VAR will feature in the Champions League knockout stages this season.
Video assistant referees will also be used in the Nations League and European Under-21s Championship.
AP:Associated Press3 VAR is to be used in the Champions League knockout stages from February
The technology will be used in world football's top club competition for the last-16 fixtures this February after being fast-tracked by UEFA.
European soccer's governing body had originally intended to introduce VAR from next season.
The plan was to roll it out from the Champions League qualifying play-offs in August.
But now it has been brought forward after a number of controversial incidents already this campaign – and pressure from clubs.
AP:Associated Press3 VAR officials will be seen in their control room in the Champions League from February
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Video review can help referees overturn decisions on clear errors in game-changing situations.
This includes goals, penalty kicks being awarded, red cards and cases of mistaken identity.
Reuters3 Raheem Sterling won a controversial penalty for Man City in the Champions League this season
VAR has been used in a number of European leagues this season including the Spanish top flight.
It was also used in the World Cup – where video referees were shown wearing full kit in their control room.