Soccer-Vanishing spray used in England for first time

LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Vanishing spray, which was so successful during the World Cup, was used for the first time in an English match after 38 minutes of the Community Shield between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday.

Referee Michael Oliver pulled out his canister after Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta committed a foul in midfield and the Arsenal players moved back about four yards (meters) from their original positions as he sprayed the line on the pitch.

The vanishing spray, which disappears after about 30 seconds, has been authorised for use by the English FA for the Premier League season which starts next Saturday.

(Reporting by Mike Collett, editing by Pritha Sarkar)