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Finally: EPL Sign Up For VAR

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The English Premier League have agreed to the use of the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) from next season.

This became necessary after stakeholders meeting on Thursday.

According to a statement on the premier league official website on Thursday, the VAR which has been on trial in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup has finally gotten the nod form the Premier League.

The VAR which was first used at the FIFA Confederation Cup in 2017, went to prove how it can bring accuracy to football during Russia 2018 World Cup and has been implemented in Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and other Europe leagues except for the Premier League.

A statement on Premier League website read,  “League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to the competition in the 2019/20 season.

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“At a shareholders’ meeting today, clubs were provided with an update on the non-live VAR trials being undertaken by the League and Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) this season.

“Key learnings from VAR’s use in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup, and other leagues across the world were discussed in detail.

“The Premier League’s non-live testing programme will remain in place for the rest of this season, with a continued emphasis on those Saturday afternoons which have several matches being played concurrently and developing a clear protocol for communicating VAR decisions to fans.

“The League will now formally make a request to the International Football Association Board and FIFA to use VAR next season.

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