Four Carabao Cup second round fixtures to use VAR – EFL

English football is set to witness its first taste of VAR being used in many matches concurrently in the Carabao Cup second round fixtures.

The EFL announced this summer that VAR is likely to be used at every Carabao Cup matches played this season at a PL stadium.

Beginning with three matches on Tuesday, EFL’s organizers have now made it known that the technology will be used in four second-round fixturesOn August 28, the technology will be available for Brighton v Southampton, Fulham v Exeter and Leicester v Fleetwood, and VARs representatives for those matches will be Stuart Attwell, Michael Oliver and Jon Moss.

The following night, in Everton’s home game against Rotherham, Kevin Friend will be VARs representative.

As the EFL forge ahead its dedication to support English football’s contribution to currently in place live trial, the EFL confirmed that three matches taking place on Tuesday 28 August will make use of VAR.

This will be the first time the technology will used in multiple matches at the same time in the country.

Prior to World Cup, Premier League clubs voted for the delay of VAR, but the technology was successfully implemented during the global tournament in Russia.

Following comprehensive discussions about the progress noticed in VAR trials in English football, as well as key observations from the many competitions using it elsewhere, the clubs were able to arrived at a decision.


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