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Premier League Says No VAR For Goalkeeper Encroachment

The Premier League will not use video assistant referees in 2019-20 to rule on goalkeepers moving off their line to save a penalty.

Three penalties have been retaken at the Women’s World Cup after VAR ruled keepers did not have at least part of one foot on the goalline.

Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) will leave such decisions to on-field officials.

PGMOL could review the situation during the season.

VAR will be used in the Premier League for the first time during 2019-20.

World football’s law-making body, the International Football Association Board, introduced a new rule shortly before the Women’s World Cup on the issue of goalkeeper encroachment at penalties.

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It stated keepers must have at least one foot on the goalline when a penalty is taken or, if they are jumping at the time of contact, have one foot in line with it.

World football’s governing body, FIFA, has focused on this during the tournament in France, with some referees warning keepers immediately before spot-kicks.

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