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VAR: Referee Review Area

30 Jul 2019

The on-field referee always has the option of using the Referee Review Area (RRA) and can view VAR incidents at their discretion.

The referee can take the recommendation of the VAR and other match officials.

If the advice falls within the referee’s range of expectation, they can make their final decision based on that information without use of the RRA.

Where the information received from the VAR falls outside of the referee’s expectation range or where there is a serious missed incident, they should use the RRA to assist with the final decision.

This approach acknowledges the views of Premier League managers and captains, and will protect the tempo of matches by reducing time delays.

Further VAR reading

VAR protocol
Premier League's VAR principles
Clear and obvious
Attacking possession phase
Penalty kicks
Unseen incidents
Final decision
History of VAR
Frequently Asked Questions

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