VAR Decisions To Be Explained To Fans At Euro 2024

Fans at Euro 2024 will be given more detailed information on video aided refereeing decisions than before, organisers UEFA announced Wednesday.

Roberto Rosetti, the director of UEFA’s refereeing committee, said screens in stadiums across Germany will provide “technical explanations” of VAR calls to better spectator understanding.

One of the most common critiques leveled at VAR technology since its widespread introduction has been the difficulties that match-goers have in comprehending why certain judgments are reached.

“After the video assistance, the technical explanation of the decision will be shown on the giant screens in the stadiums,” explained Rosetti at a press briefing at the Allianz Arena, ahead of the tournament opener on Friday.

Rosetti provided an example of the type of information fans may receive following a VAR call.

This rule was enforced in all three UEFA club competition finals, with two yellow cards in the Champions League, two in the Europa League, and one in the Conference League final.

“We do this for the next generations… for football and the image of the game, for the young players and for the young referees,” said Rosetti.

For teams with a goalkeeper as captain — Italy and Slovenia — an outfield player will be chosen before the match to stand in.


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