VAR will be used in the Premier League next season.
A spate of mistakes by officials this season have highlighted the lack of the video review system in the competition.
And six months after the majority of clubs decided to delay the implementation, there was unanimous agreement at today’s shareholder meeting that a change of policy was right.
In a statement, the League said: “Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to the competition in Season 2019/20.
“Clubs were provided with an update on the non-live VAR trials being undertaken by the League and Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) this season.
“Key learnings from VAR’s use in the FA and Carabao Cups, and other leagues across the world, were discussed in detail.
“The Premier League’s non-live testing program will remain in place for the rest of this season, with a continued emphasis on those Saturday afternoons which have several matches being played concurrently, and developing a clear protocol for communicating VAR decisions to fans.
“The League will now formally make a request to the International Football Association Board and FIFA to use VAR next season.”
This story originally appeared inThe Sun.