VAR will make it’s much awaited debut in the Champions League next Tuesday and due to this reason, UEFA have decided to call on all the last-16 clubs who will participate in the competition for a meeting in order to explain how the whole technology will work, in order to avoid any controversy in the future.
In each stadium where matches are played, a mobile unit will provide coverage in the absence of a VAR centre. Apart from that, a referee, along with two video operators, will be located at each stadium to support the match official.
Marca report that the conditions laid down by UEFA specifically require that all members appointed must have a VAR license and they know how to operate it in their respective countries.
Roberto Rosetti, UEFA’s refereeing officer specifically stated that VAR will look for clear and obvious errors related to any goals, given or denied penalties, straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity.
He said, “It’s very important to explain how VAR will be used and how we have prepared the referees. It is essential that everyone understands when it can intervene, but that they also understand when it doesn’t intervene.”
Apart from the last-16 of the Champions League, VAR will also be used in the UEFA Europa League final, the UEFA Nations League final and the final of the UEFA Euro Under-21 Championships next year.