The Telegraph: Premier League to reject scrapping VAR despite receiving clearance from FIFA

The Telegraph: Premier League to reject scrapping VAR despite receiving clearance from FIFA
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  • On Friday, the governing body allowed European leagues to scrap the Video Assistant Referee in the remainder of the season.
  • The Premier League clubs, however, are against suspending it due to 'concerns over sporting integrity'.

According to The Telegraph, a tier 1 British source, the Premier League clubs are set to resists scrapping the Video Assistant Referee in the remainder of the season despite receiving clearance to do so from FIFA.

On Friday, the governing body confirmed a few new rules for the rest of the 2019/20 season as European leagues are expected to resume their seasons in the following weeks.

The two major changes apply to VAR and the number of substitutions per game - the clubs are now allowed to make five, not three, in once match.

It is up to each domestic league whether to continue using VAR and the Premier League clubs' executives are set to turn down that opportunity during a meeting on Monday.

As per the report, the Prem clubs are gainst suspending the Video Assistant Referee due to 'concerns over sporting integrity'.

The coronavirus pandemic put the English top-flight on hold in early March. The league's objective is to resume the 2019/20 campaign behind closed doors in June and complete it by the end of July.

SourceThe Telegraph