VAR drama has ben a regular feature in the Premier League this season, and the drama could continue at Euro 2020.
The video technology system was first used at the 2018 World Cup, where it caused its fair share of controversies.
The most notable being, Morocco’s Nordin Amrabat who was fined for indignant remarks he made on camera about VAR back in Russia.
The state of VAR has, in many people’s opinion, not massively improved since with plenty of former players and pundits adversaries of the video technology system.
This means it’s almost guaranteed to cause drama at the tournament.
But just what exactly are the VAR rules at Euro 2020?
Like in the Premier League VAR at UEFA Euro 2020 will consult and review decisive incidents like penalties, goals and red cards at the tournament.
The VAR officials will be based in UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland where they will have direct communication with the match official and will continue to consult with him throughout the match.
UEFA have set up two rooms on its campus in Nyon to monitor proceedings which will come in handy during the final group matches where both matches will be played out simultaneously.
At every game there will be a VAR referee, and an assistant VAR referee and an offside video referee who will be focusing on specific incidents throughout the match.
The following VAR officials will be in charge of games at Euro 2020:
· Felix Brych (Germany)
· Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
· Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)
· Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
· Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)
· Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)
· Sergei Karasev (Russia)
· Istvan Kovacs (Romania)
· Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)
· Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
· Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
· Michael Oliver (England)
· Daniele Orsato (Italy)
· Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)
· Daniel Siebert (Germany)
· Anthony Taylor (England)
· Clément Turpin (France)
· Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Are you expecting any VAR drama at Euro 2020?