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Euro 2020: Spain players get advice from head of Spanish referees

The head of Spanish refereeing, Carlos Velasco Carballo, gave a class to all the Spain players ahead of the Euros. This was requested by Roberto Rosetti, head of refereeing for UEFA.

The head of Spanish refereeing, Carlos Velasco Carballo, gave a class to all the Spain players ahead of the Euros. This was requested by Roberto Rosetti, head of refereeing for UEFA. Officials have been told to clamp down on diving, protests and offensive gestures.

With just days to go until the start of the European Championships, all participating countries are getting advice from referees in their country to warn and explain to players how refereeing will be like during the tournament.

The VAR will be present at every game and feature a VAR, an AVAR, an operator who focusses on offside and a VAR just for offside,” as ‘Marca’ explained.

“In 453 matches, there have been 139 corrections made by VAR, one in every 3.25 games. The average is around 0.25 interventions per match, with an average of two minutes per correction. That means were aren’t affecting the flow of matches,” Roberto Rosetti said.

Former Spanish referee Velasco Carballo warned the Spain players that they have to be careful of defensive handball and that not all attacking handballs which lead to a goal will see it disallowed.

“The aim is to protect the game and people’s safety. We don’t want to accept any type of violence. Diving, protests and offensive gestures towards the referees will be clamped down on,” Rosetti stressed.

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