In the current League Champions will be introduced the long-awaited revolutionary system of videophones arbitrators
Technology VAR (Video assistant referee), which already operates successfully in the European Championships, will be used in the matches of the main club tournament of Europe, starting with the 1/8 finals.
How will the system of videophones referees in the Champions League, said a senior officer of UEFA refereeing Roberto Rosetti.
According to the football official, earlier the VAR system was tested on individual matches, as well as trained referees, so the referees are completely ready to use new technology.
“We are confident that this will benefit our tournaments. This would significantly assist judges and reduce the number of incorrect decisions. The arbitrators responded very positively. In the last few months we have conducted a number of courses with our leading referee. They welcomed any steps that will ultimately help them make the right decisions.
We held a successful technical tests and trained referee. Then tested the VAR in separate matches and finished the preparation of all operational aspects. We are ready to use VAR in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League”, — quotes the words of Rosetti the official website for European football Union.
Also the representative of UEFA explained in which cases will be granted to videoporama referees during Champions League matches.
“Videophonic intervenes only when he sees clear and obvious error in the four situations that may affect the course of the match. It’s goals and rules violations in front of the goals; decisions on penalties and rule violations before a penalty; direct red cards; mistaken identification of players.
This also applies to goals scored after breaking the rules in the attack and offside. The latest 3D technology to help videophonic to determine whether an offside position. Videophonic also intervene in case of obvious foul play according to the rules should be punished straight red card.
Again, videophonic intervene only if I see a clear foul in the penalty area, for which it is necessary to appoint a penalty, or a clear indication that there was no violation and a penalty can be given. For example, in the case of the game hand videophonic should intervene if clearly sees that the player intentionally touched the ball with his hand or arm. The team of VAR must take into account the traffic, distance and position of the hand or palm, to decide whether to punish for the contact. The chief referee should review the replay of the incident,” said Rosetti.
In addition, the UEFA representative said that the use of technology VAR during the Champions League matches will also inform the fans.
“When the referee will go to watch the replay, viewers notifies commentator and special graphics. For fans in the stadiums graphics will be displayed on the scoreboard, they will know what decision made,” he said.
Earlier held the draw of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, the results of which was formed of a pair of Schalke – Manchester city, Atletico Madrid – Juventus, Manchester United, PSG, Tottenham – Borussia Dortmund, Lyon – Barcelona, Roma – Porto, Ajax – real Madrid and Liverpool – Bayern.