The Premier League will use vanishing spray seen at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil for the coming season.
The spray triggered positive reaction from fans across the globe watching the tournament, and will now be seen in England this season.
The tool helps the referee mark the yardage in which the defensive wall should stand away from a free-kick, with it then easier to see if individuals cross the mark at a set piece.
The spray forms a white foam on the pitch, which then evaporates from the surface, hence not interfering with play.
The Premier League had been reluctant to introduce the spray in recent times as the likes of La Liga and Serie A have trialled it.
It becomes the second new piece of equipment in as many seasons for British referee’s, after goal-line technology was introduced this time last year. The system determines whether the ball crosses the entire goal-line, before sending a signal to a watch worn by the referee revealing the outcome.
The spray did not make the cut to be used in the Championship, League One or League Two, but will make an appearance in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
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