24 UEFA referees from various countries have worked together in Zeist, Netherlands. The reason: next year the video assistant referee will be used the Champions League.
This is the list of participants as VAR instructors:
In the following picture, you can read the names of the 24 selected referees:
UEFA has split the selected referees into two groups: those who already had some experience with VAR, and others who are preparing to use it for the first time ever.
UEFA head of refereeing Roberto Rosetti is extremely enthusiastic about the possibilities offered by Zeist's center. "It's perfect for our training, the technology is really great, we would like to thank KNVB for the opportunity to be here." He has also clear ideas on the importance of introducing VAR and training for this. "This is very important, not just for referees, but for all football, our goal is to eliminate obvious mistakes from football, this training will help us. We have to speak a technical language.".
Law 5 - The Ref will follow closely the specific VAR training of UEFA referees with updates in due course.