The Premier League Will Start Introducing VAR As Early As Next Season

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The Times, who first revealed that the use of VAR will probably be delayed in the Premier League, have now reported that the English Premier League will start testing VAR technology at every match next season.

This does not mean that the league will actually be using the system in refereeing, but only that it will be implemented as early as next season in preparation for full use in the 2019-2020 season, according to current plans.

However, the clubs will have one more opportunity to change this and vote in favor of VAR use in the 2018-19 season, when their representatives meet at the Premier League shareholder meeting in April.

Whether or not VAR will be fully implemented next year remains to be seen, but it’s worth noting that any vote on VAR would need more than two thirds of votes (or 14 out of 20) to pass.

What do you think? Should the Premier League follow other leagues and introduce VAR as early as possible?