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Re: The VAR thread
« Reply #60 on: Wed 16 Jan 2019 23:59 »
This keeps coming up.  Clear and obvious does NOT apply for offsides, it relates to when the decision could be in the opinion of the referee.

Offside is black and white, either the player was on or off, there is no opinion involved.

What about the referee's judgement on whether a player is interfering etc ?

That would fall more into the opinion category - at international level it would probably result in the referee taking an On-Field Review if the VAR thought a clear and obvious error had been made. OFRs are not normally required for offside.