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Premier League

World Cup 'Vanishing Spray' will be used in the Premier League this season, it has been confirmed

The spray proved to be a massive hit at the Brazil World Cup

The Premier League will use "Vanishing Spray" this season, it has been announced.

At this year's World Cup in Brazil. the bright white foam was used by referees at free-kicks to make sure defensive walls do not encroach closer than 9.15m (10 yards) and proved popular with fans and officials.

Premier League Chief Executive, 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 benefited referees, players, and all of those who watched the matches.

What is the vanishing spray used at the world cup?

“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.”

Last week, the French Football Federation (FFF) agreed to adopt the use of Vanishing Spray in their leagues.