EFL news: VAR to be used in all play-off finals at Wembley

The English Football League have confirmed that all three of the play-off finals at Wembley will feature the use of VAR.

VAR was already set to be in-use for the Sky Bet Championship play-off final, with the EFL now confirming that the League One and Two fixtures will also have the system in place. 

The use of video replays was introduced in the Premier League back in 2019. However, the system has so far been overlooked by the EFL, and it hasn't been used during the play-off semi-finals.

A statement from the EFL read: "The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be used at all three upcoming EFL play-off finals at Wembley.

"With VAR having already been confirmed for the Sky Bet Championship final on Sunday May 29, it will also be used at this Saturday's Sky Bet League One final between Sunderland and Wycombe Wanderers, as well as the Sky Bet League Two final on Saturday May 28.

"It will be the first season VAR will be used at the EFL play-offs finals."

The Championship final will be contested between Huddersfield or Luton and Nottingham Forest or Sheffield United.

The second legs of their semi-finals will take place on Monday and Tuesday evening, with Luton currently locked in a 1-1 draw against the Terriers and Forest enjoying a 2-1 advantage over the Blades.

In League Two, Northampton will host Mansfield in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday night. Port Vale and Swindon will go head-to-head to complete the Wembley line-up on Thursday night.

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