For Better or Worse, VAR is Coming to the Premier League

It’s a big day for the Premier League as VAR has arrived and Richard Scudamore gets his golden handshake. Starting with the 2019-20 season, there will be video review in the Premier League. This is, depending on who you ask, a very good thing or the end of football as we know it. Though given football as we know it’s been declared ending annually since at least the start of the Premier League it might not actually end up being that.
Still, it’s a major change, one that sees England’s top flight join the video assistant referee bandwagon the Bundesliga, Major League Soccer, and major FIFA competitions are already on. And the hope will be that, as relatively late adopters, the Premier League will be able to implement a worthwhile and unobtrusive flavour of VAR.
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