Premier League propose VAR change for TV coverage next season

Premier League propose VAR change for TV coverage next season

The Premier League could stop drawing offside lines on-screen next season.

The Premier League opted to show the lines being drawn by the VAR at Stockley Park to offer clarity and show armchair viewers why goals were being ruled offside.

Incredibly, 34 goals were ruled out for offside by VAR last season and often by the smallest of margins.

And the long-winded process of the lines being drawn has annoyed fans and pundits when they see goals ruled out.

But the rest of Europe’s big leagues also uses the lines to ascertain fine margins to decide when a player is offside, although the leagues do not offer them to the broadcasters and therefore you do not get the same levels of anger when a goal is ruled out.


The Premier League has yet to make a final decision on whether to carry on showing the lines but, with the shift towards FIFA taking overall control of VAR, English football will fall into line with the world governing body’s guidelines.

FIFA does not show the decision-making process and therefore the Premier League may stop providing the drawing of the offside lines from Stockley Park.


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