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VAR set for Premier League next season

VAR set for Premier League next season

Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season, after clubs agreed for its introduction

The Premier League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa.

VAR was used at 2018 World Cup, some other European leagues and used in some FA Cup and Carabao Cup games.

The Premier League has been carrying out “non-live” trials this season.

VAR will also be used in the Champions League from next season.

In April, Premier League clubs voted against it being used for the 2018-19 season. Clubs were given an update at a meeting on Today.

A statement from the Premier League said its testing programme would continue for the rest of the season “with a continued emphasis on those Saturday afternoons which have several matches being played concurrently”.

How VAR decisions are communicated to fans in the stadium will also be addressed.

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