Which FA Cup quarter-finals have VAR and when will it be introduced in the Premier League?
THE FA Cup is back this weekend with the 3rd round.
No fewer than 64 teams are battling it out, but will the controversial VAR system be used?
Does the FA Cup 3rd round have VAR?
Yes. The FA Cup is using VAR, but only in selected ties.
As was the case last season, only matches with Premier League teams at home will be using the system.
This has caused controversy, with Swansea being beaten 3-2 by Man City thanks to two controversial decisions in the 2019 quarter-final.
The Swans had VAR installed at the Liberty Stadium and had even used it in their quarter-final against Tottenham the previous season.
But they were prohibited from using the Video Assistant referee in the FA Cup after being relegated from the Premier League to the Championship.
Which FA Cup 3rd round matches are using VAR?
The following FA Cup 3rd round matches will use VAR this year:
Saturday 4 January 2020
AFC Bournemouth vs Luton Town
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield Wednesday
Burnley vs Peterborough United
Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic
Manchester City vs Port Vale
Southampton vs Huddersfield Town
Watford vs Tranmere Rovers
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United
Sunday 5 January 2020
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace vs Derby County
Liverpool vs Everton
Sheffield United vs AFC Fylde
Monday 6 January 2020
Arsenal vs Leeds United
What decisions is VAR used for?
THE video assistant referee can be called upon for four key on-field incidents.
- Awarding goals
- Penalty decisions
- Red card decisions
- Cases of mistaken identity
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