VAR will make its European Championship debut this summer time following a blended response to it in home soccer.
The video assistant referee system carried out effectively on the 2018 World Cup, not taking the limelight within the match however nonetheless overturning a number of choices when essential to create moments of excessive drama.
Sadly, VAR’s introduction to the Premier League has been far much less profitable, attracting a bunch of criticism on a close to weekly foundation.
Now, the know-how will likely be on show on the Euros for the primary time with the showpiece competitors set to begin this week.
VAR at Euro 2020
Like within the Premier League, VAR will likely be used on the Euros to make judgements on key incidents in matches reminiscent of penalties, objectives and pink playing cards.
The distant officers will likely be based mostly at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and could have a direct communication with the match referee and officers for any given match.
UEFA have two rooms arrange in Nyon to assessment the motion that means completely different video games performed on the identical time will nonetheless be given full consideration.
Each sport could have a VAR referee regardless of a number of cities and stadiums getting used within the match.
There can even be an assistant VAR referee and an offside video referee who concentrate on particular incidents.
The on-field referees could have touchline screens and will likely be inspired to make use of them as a lot as potential when VAR intervenes.
Listed below are the officers who will make the selections:
VAR officers at Euro 2020
- Felix Brych (Germany)
- Cuneyt Cakır (Turkey)
- Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)
- Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
- Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)
- Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)
- Sergei Karasev (Russia)
- Istvan Kovacs (Romania)
- Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)
- Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
- Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
- Michael Oliver (England)
- Daniele Orsato (Italy)
- Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)
- Daniel Siebert (Germany)
- Anthony Taylor (England)
- Clement Turpin (France)
- Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)