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Premier League clubs vote against use of VAR for 2018-19

Premier League clubs vote against use of VAR for 2018-19

All 20 member clubs voted on the decision at a meeting today.

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will not be used in the Premier League next season after clubs voted to extend trials for another year.

Top flight clubs have all agreed to have VAR undergo advanced testing until the end of the 2018/19 season in order to facilitate improvements, with communication inside the stadium and for fans following at home a major sticking point.

The decision from the Premier League follows UEFA's announcement that they will not be fast-tracking the system into the Champions League or Europa League next season.

English football, and key learnings from the many competitions using it elsewhere.

Testing of VAR technology will continue in the background next season, while Premier League clubs have asked that the technology be used in more FA Cup and League Cup ties too.

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Also the clubs want improvement in communication inside the stadium and for TV viewers.

A Premier League release notes that England's top flight will be aggregating data and expertise from all the leagues now using VAR in their competitions before adopting a system of its own.

The Clubs recognized and are grateful for the substantial developments made by PGMOL Managing Director Mike Riley and his team.

There was controversy when England were denied a World Cup warm-up win when VAR helped Italy salvage a 1-1 draw at Wembley last month, after German referee Deniz Aytekin overturned his initial decision not to award a spot-kick when substitute Federico Chiesa tumbled under the challenge of James Tarkowski five minutes from time.

VAR, as it's more commonly referred to, has been the subject of severe scrutiny throughout the season during it's trial period in selected FA Cup and EFL Cup fixtures.


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