Premier League to use VAR from next season

The technology was used at the World Cup in Russia

The technology was used at the World Cup in Russia

The introduction of the technology comes after clubs voted unanimously against its use in England's top flight during the 2018-19 campaign, instead agreeing to continue testing of the system.

The Mirror reports Premier League clubs have voted to keep the summer transfer window in its current position, so it closes before the start of the season.

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

The Premier League clubs also chose to keep the early closing of the summer transfer window before the start of the season, despite the idea being widely regarded this year as counterproductive and placing them at a disadvantage relative to European rivals.

The Premier League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and FIFA in order to introduce the technology.

The prospect was discussed at a shareholder's meeting and agreed "in principle" to follow the lead set in Serie A, the Bundesliga and La Liga and after its implementation at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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During a meeting attended by key members of all 20 Premier League clubs, officials were presented with an update on the non-live VAR trials taking place.

VAR was also used at this summer's FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation, the first time it had been introduced to a major football tournament.

The referee has the information relayed through his earpiece by the VAR team.

How VAR decisions are communicated to the fans in the stadiums will also be addressed, the league confirmed.

Managers Mark Hughes and Slavisa Jokanovic were the latest this weekend to be outraged at decisions going against them.

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