In pro soccer, can the referee request VAR to analyse an incident even though there is no warning from VAR to the referee?
The rules of the IFAB include the following rule about the VAR:
- 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.