Premier League given option to scrap VAR and use five subs in games

October 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAdvertisement Comment VAR in the Premier League could be temporarily suspended (Getty Images)The Premier League has been the option to scrap VAR while teams will be allowed to make five substitutions during games.The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has made a temporary amendments to the laws of the game in order for leagues to cope better once they restart.With players now set to play a high number games in a short period of time in order for the season to finish, teams will now be allowed to make five substitutions during matches in order to reduce fatigue and the risk of injury.To reduce the amount of stoppages in games, the new law stipulates that teams will only be able to make substitutions at three separate times during the match, as well as at half-time.ADVERTISEMENT The Premier League could introduce five substitutions when the season resumes (Getty Images)Every league in Europe can choose to adopt these new laws or keep the current rules in place.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe IFAB has also allowed leagues to temporarily stop using Video Assistant Referee technology, even if they started with the season with it in place.The use of VAR in the Premier League came under regular criticism before coronavirus halted the campaign.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking earlier this season, the IFAB even accused the Premier League of not using the technology correctly as too many decisions were not ‘clear and obvious’.‘Clear and obvious still remains – it’s an important principle. There should not be a lot of time spent to find something marginal,’ Lukas Brud, the general secretary of IFAB, told the Press Association.‘If something is not clear on the first sight, then it’s not obvious and it shouldn’t be considered. Looking at one camera angle is one thing but looking at 15, trying to find something that was potentially not even there, this was not the idea of the VAR principle. It should be clear and obvious.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 May 2020 2:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link902Shares Premier League given option to scrap VAR and use five subs in games Advertisementlast_img



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