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VAR to be introduced in Scottish Premiership this month

VAR will make its debut in the Scottish Premiership when Hibs take on St Johnstone at Easter Road on Friday October 21.

The technology was due to be introduced after the break for the World Cup, but the Scottish FA and SPFL have announced it will be implemented ahead of schedule.

The first televised use of the system will be Hearts vs Celtic, on October 22.

All four 3pm kick-offs that day - Rangers vs Livingston, Kilmarnock vs Ross County, Motherwell vs Aberdeen and St Mirren vs Dundee United - will also use VAR.

Crawford Allan, Scottish FA head of referee operations, said: "We are delighted to have received approval to introduce VAR in Scottish football. We have worked extensively over a near three-year period to get to this point, have tested in every cinch Premiership stadium as part of the training process, and we are ready to go.

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