Europe Premier League To Use ‘Thicker Lines’ VAR Next Season

Premier League video assistant referees are set to use ‘thicker lines’ in games next season to determine marginal decisions.

According to Sky Sports News, the agreement to use to use thicker lines was followed by a presentation by Professional Game Match Officials Limited [PGMOL] referees’ chief Mike Riley to clubs at their annual general meeting on Thursday.

The PGMOL hopes the change will give the benefit back to the attacking team after Premier League clubs gave feedback in a VAR survey last season.

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It is not yet known whether thicker lines for offside will be used by VARs at FA Cup ties next season.

The International Football Association Board [IFAB] – football’s lawmakers – does not specify a maximum thickness of lines, under the laws of the game.

FIFA, which has operational control of VAR, trialled semi-automated offside technology at the Club World Cup in 2019 in Qatar.

Arsene Wenger, FIFA’s chief of global football development, said in April: “Automated offside I think will be ready for 2022.”


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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