NEWS
Monday April 6 2020
Resumption without VAR?

AIA President Marcello Nicchi has revealed that the referees may be forced to resume the campaign without VAR.

The Referees’ Association chief has explained why VAR might not take part in an event of a resumption during the coming months.

“It could be something that we are forced to do,” he told Domenica Sportiva at Rai 2. “As you, today the VAR is in vans, in cramped environments, operators who are close to each other and you don’t know who they have been around before they arrived there.

“There’s a risk that there are no safety distances, I hope that it will not happen, but there may also be this problem.”

Nicchi remains clear that the Lega Serie A will have the final say on any decisions but highlighted that the match officials are not ready to resume straight away.

“If we were to restart tomorrow, we would not be there. Referees are worried about being able to see their families again, and you have to start thinking about that first,” he said. “I hope VAR is there, if it’s not, it would be because of a health emergency.”

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