NEW DEVELOPMENT: VAR TO BE USED IN ALL CARABAO CUP GAMES NEXT SEASON

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The VAR system was used from the semi final stage last season and was also trialled during the FA Cup with mixed success.

A lot has been said about the success of the VAR, but football authorities see it as the future of the game, to curb refereeing mistakes.

VAR will be implemented at all Premier League grounds staging Carabao Cup matches from next season.

Furthermore, extra time has also been scrapped with matches that are level after 90 minutes now destined to be settled by a conventional penalty shootout.

On the scrapping of extra-time, the EFL said: “The rationale put forward by the EFL is that withdrawing the additional 30 minutes of play would directly address any additional fatigue issues that are occasionally caused when the midweek ties go beyond the traditional 90-minute period.

“A statistical analysis was presented that demonstrated how almost 85 per cent of matches ended in normal time over a three-year period, without the additional period being required and as a result clubs have supported the new approach.”

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