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VAR to be introduced in Scottish Premiership


Video Assistant Referees will be introduced in the Scottish Premiership from the middle of next season.

Despite the system only being implemented in the top flight, all 42 Scottish Professional Football League clubs voted on the proposal via e-mail on Tuesday, with 41 in favour.

The technology will be implemented after December's World Cup in Qatar, with Premiership clubs bearing the £1.2m per season cost on a sliding scale.

VAR is also set to be introduced in the League Cup semi-finals and final in January and February of next year, with further discussions planned regarding its use during earlier rounds in future seasons.

The system will see a minimum of six manned cameras at each game to aid a selection of video assistant referees who are all current or recently retired Category 1 officials.


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