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VAR: Clear and obvious explained

30 Jul 2019
FA Cup VAR Wolves v Man Utd

VAR can be used to overturn a subjective decision if a "clear and obvious error" has been identified.

The referee will explain their decision to the VAR, and what they have seen.

If the evidence provided by the broadcast footage does not accord with what the referee believes they have seen, then the VAR can recommend an overturn.

Further VAR reading

VAR protocol
Premier League's VAR principles
Referee Review Area (RRA)
Attacking possession phase
Offsides
How offsides are determined by VAR
Penalty kicks
Unseen incidents
Final decision
VAR Hub
Communications
History of VAR
Frequently Asked Questions

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