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Premier League introduces Vanishing Spray

29 Jul 2014
Vanishing Spray was a success in the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Vanishing spray introduced from 2014/15 Premier League season to aid referees

The Premier League has decided to introduce “Vanishing Spray” for use from all matches in the 2014/15  Premier League season.

Premier League Executive Chairman 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 [Professional Game Match Officials Limited], we have decided to introduce it in the Premier League and look forward to having it in place for the 2014/15 season.”

PGMOL General Manager, Mike Riley, said: “As an assessor at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil I saw first-hand the benefits of Vanishing Spray for referees, and for the game as a whole.

“The Select Group referees are looking forward to using it during Premier League matches next season.”

The Premier League will use Vanishing Spray produced by 915 Fair Play Limit (, which is the same supplier that worked with FIFA for the World Cup in Brazil.

Vanishing Spray is used by referees for free-kicks
Vanishing Spray is used by referees for free-kicks

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