Premier League to use vanishing spray in 2014/15

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Millions of football fans around the world saw a footballing revolution take place in this year's World Cup: the introduction of vanishing spray.

This helped referees do their job better in making sure the ball and the wall are in the correct position for a free-kick.

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Vanishing spray comes to Premier League

Next Premier League season, we will witness the same revolution take place in England.

Vanishing spray is extremely useful in football matches, because, as you can see from its name, it vanishes in a very short time. It vanishes quickly, but stays there long enough for the free kick to be taken. This, along with goal-line technology will make refereeing a game much easier.

No more debate

There will be no more disputes over whether the ball went over the line or not, as many cameras from all different angles will allow us and the referees to tell for sure. 

Frank Lampard's 'goal' against Germany in 2010 was really the last straw, and after months of arguing, FIFA eventually decided to implement goal-line technology into the World Cup this year. It was used quite a few times as well.

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The chief executive of the Premier League, Richard Scudamore, said: "At the Premier League we are open to developments that enhance the competition and it was clear from watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil that Vanishing Spray benefitted referees, players, and all of those who watched the matches."

“Having witnessed that, and following consultation with our clubs and the PGMOL, we have decided to introduce it in the Barclays Premier League and look forward to having it in place for the 2014/15 season.”

The Premier League will certainly benefit from the use of vanishing spray, as it will give officials a clearer idea of where players and the ball should be placed for a free kick.

How much do you think the Premier League will benefit from the use of vanishing spray, if not at all? Let us know below!

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