VAR – Video Assistant Referee; main video official whose main role is to check all reviewable incidents and recommend an OFR where a possible clear and obvious error has occurred.
The VAR is a current or former qualified referee.
Video official – Category of match official, alongside on-field officials.
What decisions can var be used for?
The VAR can be used in all these situations if the referee gives a decision, allows play to continue or if a serious incident is ‘missed’ i.e. not seen by the match officials.
Will they use VAR in the Premier League?
VAR will be used in the Premier League for the first time in the 2019-20 season. However, the league is conscious the international laws of the game must be followed, as indicated by Fifa referees’ chief Pierluigi Collina.
How many cameras does VAR use?
The video assistant referee team has access to 33 broadcast cameras, eight of which are super slow-motion and four of which are ultra slow-motion cameras. In addition, they have access to two offside cameras. These two cameras are only available to the video assistant referee team.