Wednesday, June 12, was held the General meeting of participants of the Ukrainian Premier League. At the meeting, representatives of the clubs and the management of the Premier League took many decisions that will affect the Ukrainian football.
The General meeting decided on the exclusion of “Chernomorets” and “Arsenal-Kiev” from the members of the Premier League. Now they should take the place of “ear” and “Dnepr-1”. However, the final decision of the Executive Committee of the UAF.
Calendar of matches
The meeting approved the calendar of matches for the first round of the first stage of the championship. However, it only painted a couple tours without basic dates. But we already know that the Ukrainian Clasico “Dinamo” – “Shakhtar” will take place in the third round on the field of Kiev. The “Dynamo” in the first two games of the championship will play in Lviv – the first against the “Carpathians” and then against “Lviv”. Lviv Derby will be in the 11th round.
According to the journalist Cyril Kryzhanovsky, the beginning of the championship on July 28. However, this day will play like the first round of the Premier League and the match for the Supercup of Ukraine “Shakhtar” – “Dynamo”. Therefore, the matches involving these teams in the League will have to reschedule.
The playoffs for participation in the Europa League
Another change with respect to the fifth place from the Ukraine in the Europa League. With the new season he will be fighting four teams in the playoffs. In the second stage of the championship, the teams ranked 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th place will play in the playoffs. In the first round, which consists of a single match, 5th team in his field will play with the 8th and 6th also in his field – 7th; winners also in one match (in a field of teams higher in the League) will play a “ticket” in the Europa League season 2020/21 years.
If a place in the Europa League season 2020/21 years the winner of the Ukrainian Cup, the matches of the playoffs will play 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th of the season.
The introduction of VAR
Voted at the meeting for the introduction of matches of the championship of system of assistance to the arbitrators VAR. However, it will take effect from 2020, and only in test mode.
What is VAR?
System videoporama arbitrators (abbreviated VAR videophonic or referee) is a technology in football, which allows the arbiter to make decisions in controversial moments of the match, with the help of video replays. Officially included in the Rules of the game of football in 2018 after a series of tests at international tournaments.
Now VAR is used in Germany, Italy, Spain, France and other countries. Also on the League of Nations and the Champions League. With the new season, the system will use in the Premier League.
The decision regarding the “Olympic”
But the greatest weight in this meeting attracted the question of the participation of Olimpik Donetsk in Premier League. Clubs are unable to take responsibility and decided that “the final decision about the participation of FC “Olympic” in the championship of the Premier League season 2019/20 years will take the Executive Committee of the UAF”.