Things you may not know about VAR technology in football (Part 1)

If you are a fan of the king of sports, surely at least once heard about VAR technology in football. This technology ensures the fairness in each match.

Learn about VAR arbitration support technology

Although only recently released, it is difficult to deny the useful effects of this technology. So what is this technology? Let’s find out how to use it with the House!

Explanation of VAR

What is VAR technology? This is a football term whose full name is Video Assistant Referee. This is a form of advanced technology to assist the referees in controlling the game through sharp and realistic video images. People often use this technology in football as the second eye to help referees make more accurate judgments about the situations in the match.

At the same time, thereby making the most accurate decisions about the punishment of violating players, teams with improper behavior, or controversial goals.

First VAR test

Adopted by the International Football Association (IFAB-International Football Association Board) in 2016 and until August 2016, this technology was applied at a professional football match in the United States. To be able to use this technology often requires the supervision of 13 video assistants (sitting referees) in a special center to view through the screen.

Testing VAR technology

Among them will be an assistant for each match, who will work with 3 other assistants on the field to perform the necessary tasks.

The main task of the video assistant is to watch the match video and notify the referee of the missed errors or the referee will seek their help whenever necessary.

In order to be able to sanction a player, the referee must base on the video that is played back using VAR technology and the rules of the international football federation. The video assistant is only responsible for providing the video, and the decision-making power remains with the referees.

Referring to the video technology in football people often think of the Netherlands. This is the cradle of development of this technology and the long-cherished project of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB-Dutch: Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond Bond-beker). Aiming at an arbitration revolution, the Netherlands wants to be able to improve the backlog in football and help football grow even faster.