• The VAR is also able to take into account any infringement that could have taken place in the immediate build-up to the incident (the attacking phase of play).

• For ‘factual’ decisions (e.g. offsides, fouls in or outside the penalty area), the VAR can simply inform the referee of those facts and the on-field view screen isn’t needed, but it is always the referee who takes the final decision.

• The on-field review process will be communicated within the stadium using either the stadium screens or the public announcement system.

• Because VAR is being used, there will be no additional assistant referees.

In addition, the UEFA Executive Committee decided to also use VAR at the 2019 UEFA Europa League final, the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals and the final tournament of the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. As already decided during the September meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee, VAR will then also be used in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League, from the play-off stage of the competition, and at the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. UEFA still plans to subsequently extend the use of VAR to the UEFA EURO 2020 final tournament, the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League (group stage onwards) and the 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals.