Things You Have To Know About The Football VAR
Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is a football match official that assists the referee in decision making and also corrects the decisions made by the referee. The VAR started its operation in 2018 and was also used in the Russia 2018 world cup. Its main aim is to correct errors and mistakes made in football matches. There are certain things the football VAR are responsible for in football matches, things like:
Goal or No goal: The football VAR is responsible for deciding whether a particular goal was scored without any foul attached to the goal and it is responsible for deciding whether it is a goal or not.
Offside or No offside: The football VAR is also responsible for deciding whether a goal was scored while the player that scored the goal was offside or not, since it is a video, it can view the position of the player and display a line that shows the position of the player that scored the goal. Then decides whether it is offside or not.
Red card or No red card: The football VAR decides whether a particular foul committed by a particular player is worth a red card or not. The incident of the foul is reviewed to know whether it worths a red card or not.
Penalty or No penalty: The football VAR decides whether a penalty was won in the 18 yard box of a particular team when a player falls. It does this by reviewing the incident over and over again till it is decided whether it is a penalty or not a penalty.
Foul or No foul: The football VAR is also responsible for deciding whether a particular kick from a player worths a foul or not.
Hand ball or No hand ball: The football VAR is responsible for checking hand ball and non hand ball, and also tells the referee that he has made a mistake by blowing his whistle for a hand ball when it is not a hand ball.
During the process of the football match, if any of these listed above are to be checked, the VAR team contacts the referee to tell him about what really happened, they correct him on the decision he made and also tell him what has been decided by them about the issue. But in some cases, the referee will be the one to go and check the incident himself by watching the football VAR screen located at the extreme of the pitch, then decides what to do by the help of the football VAR screen. But, remind you that the football VAR is the referee's assistant, the referee is still the referee.