MANCHESTER – Football’s lawmaking body has urged the Premier League and other competitions to all follow the same rules on the involvement of video review (VAR) technology.
The move comes after concern that the Premier League and Bundesliga in particular were applying different interpretations over the use of VAR than the ones handed out by IFAB, Fifa’s rule-making body.
“Each competition must respect the laws of the game and any of The IFAB’s published/communicated guidelines and/or clarifications,” a spokesperson for IFAB told Reuters.
On Wednesday, IFAB issued a circular on the recent changes in laws, including the issue of the use of VAR in the taking of penalty kicks.
The Premier League and Bundesliga have opted to leave the decision over whether a goalkeeper had moved off the line to on-field officials, with VAR only intervening if there is a clear mistake by the officials.