Chile’s Eduardo Vargas was certainly in disbelief that his first half effort was cancelled, when he fired past Fabrice Ondoa after receiving a pass from Arturo Vidal - but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) felt otherwise.
It was the big talking point of the first half as Chile were denied the chance of taking the lead against Cameroon in the Confederations Cup tie. Referee Damir Skomina ruled the South American’s goal for an offside after VAR referral.
And there was still more drama from VAR in the dying seconds of the game, as Vargas made it two after firing home the rebound after Alexis Sanchez had his attempt blocked. Many felt the goal should not have stood.
As usual, fans took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the effectiveness of the Video Assistant Referee.
Check out the best tweets and make up your own mind...
VAR - Video Assisted Rubbish
VAR - Very Advanced Retardation — MonsterMind H.N.I (@iAm_MrhuRriKanE) June 18, 2017
One of worst parts of #VAR is that instead of players celebrating after goals, everyone is confused and watches the ref. #NoVAR #ConfedCup pic.twitter.com/eCXKDREyqb — Jason Foster (@JogaBonitoUSA) June 18, 2017
Okay now waiting for this VAR thing is crazy.
Cameroon 0-2 Chile — Tolu Olasoji (@Tollexrism) June 18, 2017
I like the VAR. We need accurate decisions in big games. Sometimes referees give horrible calls. The game should be fair. It will improve. — Schillo (@Monty_KurLu) June 18, 2017
Honestly I love this VAR initiative..that Vargas goal was a clear goal..and yeye linesman wan rob am..kudos to FIFA — omodia okhueleigbe (@omodia4real) June 18, 2017
VAR = Vodka Absolut Raspberry — Ballestrinque (@NicoChiessa) June 18, 2017
With Goal Line Tech and VAR, human element in decision making on the field is greatly reduced, which I think makes the game a bit boring. — Olakunle FAYIGA (@k_ef4real) June 18, 2017
So VAR is "flawless"?! You sure?! pic.twitter.com/FUddjkwZtJ— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) June 18, 2017
VAR is new.. It needs to be improved and the system streamlined, but ultimately it will be fine. I think. — Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) June 18, 2017
VAR will take a while to get used to. The idea is for it to eliminate confusion. Starting to look like it is a source of bigger confusion. — Babanla (@biolakazeem) June 18, 2017