Is VAR being used at Euro 2024?

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EURO 2024 will begin THIS WEEK as hosts Germany open the tournament against Scotland.

The Germans are one of the favourites to lift the trophy this summer as they eye their first international title since their World Cup triumph in 2013/14.

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Meanwhile, England are hoping to put an end to their near 58-year wait for a major honour.

The Three Lions begin their tournament against Serbia on Sunday, June 16.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the start of Euro 2024 – but will VAR be in use in Germany?

Is VAR being used at Euro 2024?

Yes! VAR will be used at Euro 2024 in Germany this summer.

A VAR will be assigned to every game in the tournament and they will have the opportunity to call on two assistant VARs, plus three video operators.

The VAR hub will be based in Leipzig this summer.

The rules for VAR will be deployed like they are in the Premier League; they will check for any clear and obvious errors relating to goals, penalty incidents, red cards and mistaken identity.

Will any other technology be in use at Euro 2024?

Uefa have confirmed that semi-automated offside technology will also be in use at Euro 2024.

Fans first saw the use of the groundbreaking innovation at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar – and it has since been used in the Champions League.

The high-tech feature will use 12 tracking cameras that will create three-dimensional models of players to determine if any part of the player’s body is in an offside position.

A 3D animation will be displayed on the big screens in the stadium.

Additionally, the Euro 2024 match ball will include a chip designed to improve the technology’s accuracy.

The more familiar goal-line technology will also be used for Euro 2024.

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