27 senior women's referees and 48 assistant referees attending a training camp in Qatar last month to judge if it was feasible to implement the technology. The governing body approved the decision last Friday.

The technology will have the same standard limitations in the women's and men's contests, with penalties, red cards, goals and cases of mistaken identities the only decisions that can be overruled. 

Despite the technology drawing significant controversy throughout its use in the A-League, Bundesliga, Serie A and, recently, UEFA Champions League, it was roundly considered a success in last year's men's showpiece in Russia. 

The technology is in the process of rolling out across all major competitions, with the Premier League set to adopt VAR at the beginning of next season.

The quick decision - with the competition less than three months away - also comes after criticism of the standard of refereeing in women's football, levelled by the likes of English coach Phil Neville.

The Women's World Cup is set to be held in France in June this year, with the sixth-ranked Matildas one of the tournament's dark horses after taking out the Cup of Nations last month.