The FA Cup third round clash between Crystal Palace and fellow Premier League side Brighton has been chosen to test the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the first time in a competitive English fixture.
Palace host Brighton on the sixth of January 2018, and in that match VAR will be used for the first time in England,
The FA Cup this year uses VAR technology... but only from the third round... and only in games played at Premier League grounds.... and not in Liverpool vs Everton because it's too high-profile 類— Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) December 7, 2017
Bundesliga has VAR and it's working great. Needed in all the competitions.— Shibani (@shibani_mufc) December 5, 2017
The future of VAR in England could hinge on the success or lack thereof in the game at the Amex Stadium next year.