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VAR to Hit the Premier League Next Season


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Premier League clubs have today agreed to the use of VAR in the Premier League, starting from next season.

Pedning on approval from both the FA and then FIFA, England's top flight will join Seira A and the Bundesliga as the only major European league's to use the system.

It has been seen in England before, having been trialed in FA Cup and League Cup games last season however Premier League clubs voted against it's introduction for the current campaign.

The system was tested in front of the world during the summer, where it was reguarly used during the World Cup and whilst it did have some clear hitches, it was seen as a overall success. 

The move is likely to please players and officials alike with both parties insisting for a number of years now that they need more help than ever before to officate the match in the fairest way possible. 

This notion was repeated by Southampton striker Charlie Austin on Saturday, in a passionate post match interview after his sides 1-1 home draw to Watford. Austin was frusrated his goal at 1-0 had been wrongly chalked off and suggested the referee's were in desperate need of help. 

A big issue with VAR has been the connection the system has with supporters in the ground, many of whom have suggested they don't have any indication on what is actually going on. The Premier League today in it's statement said they would tackle this sitatuion before next season. 

The Premier League have been privatley trying it this season, away from games and reports suggest they have been impressed with what they have seen, keen to build on its World Cup success.

Trials will continue this season, in the background and in cup competitons across England and should clarification be granted by FIFA and the FA, VAR will be making it's Premier League debut next August. 

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