After its extensive use during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the VAR is increasingly becoming an integral part of football. We Italians have already learned to know it in the Serie A season 2017/2018 and, in the future, who knows that we can not see the now famous gesture of the monitor in FIFA.
To report it is Matt Prior, producer of the football series of Electronic Arts, who said that although the games do not need the check of the VAR, you could think of adding this dynamic to perfectly recreate the atmosphere of the field.
“The World Championship was interesting. There is still a learning process, how it works and how to use the VAR, there is still a gray area. But it is certainly something that we will keep an eye on. If it were to become an integral part of football, to the point that it would be weird not to see it in a dedicated video game, then even if we do not need it, it’s something we could evaluate to include. “
Prior added that “if this moment of waiting in real football should become an important thing, and if we wanted to put it into our games because of the authenticity … in short, if in our game there was not the VAR and in the real football instead you see it all the time, then you would have the idea that we are missing something of the structure of football. So it could be something that would be worth inserting. This is a dynamic that we will keep an eye on and that we will continue to monitor. “
What do you think? For scenic reasons, would you like to see the recourse to the VAR from time to time to overturn initially incorrect decisions of the referee?
The referee Paolo Tagliavento uses the VAR, an image from SKY Italia