In pro soccer, can the referee request VAR to analyse an incident even though there is no warning from VAR to the referee?


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The rules of the IFAB include the following rule about the VAR:

  1. As the VAR will automatically ‘check’ every situation/decision, there is no need for coaches or players to request a ‘review’.

This does not mention the referee, but it is still implied the VAR will look at everything that happens during a game. So no request from the referee would be necessary.

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