VAR set to be used in Premier League next season

Ross Houston
November 16, 2018

Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season, after the clubs agreed in principle to the move.

Video assistant referees (VAR) will be used in the Premier League from the start of next season.

The league said in a statement on Thursday that a Shareholders' Meeting had been held in which "key learnings" from VAR implementation in leagues around the world, including Spain, as well as the FA Cup and League Cup in England, were discussed in detail.

VAR was used at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation and has already been seen in some FA Cup and Carabao Cup games.

The VAR system has been approved for use at next year's Asian Cup from the quarterfinal stage.

However, due to the system's success at the 2018 World Cup, Premier League teams have changed their tune.

The use of VAR was hailed as a success by Federation Internationale de Football Association after the World Cup in Russia, which saw 455 incidents checked in 64 matches at an average of 7.1 per game.

Just 18 years of age, the English midfielder won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Golden Ball award in 2017.

The Premier League has finally dragged itself over the finishing line.

So from next August, Newcastle fans, if NUFC stay in the Premier League, will experience the pros and cons of decisions being influenced by match officials who aren't on the pitch.

"I think as long as we get the training and education right, and we get the right personnel, that's the most important thing for me".

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