EFL boss says VAR will not be used for next season’s play-off finals

26 June 2019

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Photo: Getty Images The EFL’s chair, Debbie Jevans, has said that VAR will not be used in the play-off finals, even though Wembley has the infrastructure in place.

The EFL’s chair, Debbie Jevans, has said that VAR will not be used in the play-off finals, even though Wembley has the infrastructure in place.

Jevans stressed that it would be odd to have VAR in the finals when it has not been used throughout the rest of the season.

Peter Høyer ph@offthepitch.com

Debbie Jevans, the EFL’s chairman, has said that the board decided that video assistant referee (VAR) would not be appropriate for any of the play-off finals when it has not been used for any other league games during the season.

Speaking in an interview at the EFL’s London offices, Jevans told The Times:

There were varying views, but one was if you have not had it up to that point and you suddenly have it, it may change the way that teams play

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