Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Clubs Set to Oppose Use of VAR in the Top Flight Next Season

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Clubs Set to Oppose Use of VAR in the Top Flight Next Season

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PREMIER League implementation of video assistant referees next season looks unlikely as a number of clubs are understood to be reluctant to ratify its use at today's shareholders' meeting.

The system has been marred by controversy during the testing phase, with complaints from managers and players compounded by fans' frustration at the decisionmaking process.

The length of time it takes to make a decision and the lack of information about it inside stadiums are among the bugbears that have proved problematic during testing in this season's FA Cup.

VAR will be used at this summer's World Cup in Russia after being rubber-stamped by the FIFA council last month, yet it appears the Premier League will not be giving it the green light just yet. …

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