VAR will be used at the World Cup for the first time this summer, but many players, pundits and fans are calling for it to be banned before then following the latest controversial decision.
A late penalty from Lorenzo Insigne cancelled out Jamie Vardy's first-half goal to see England and Italy share the spoils at Wembley, but the equaliser came when German referee Deniz Aytekin consulted the video following an incident between debutant James Tarkowski and Federico Chiesa in the penaly area.
Aytekin awarded a penalty against the Burnley defender, believing he had stamped on Chiesa's foot, allowing Insigne to put the ball beyond Jack Butland from the spot.
Fans and followers of the game were furious online, with most believing that the penalty should not have been given.
Former England strikers Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker were shocked by the decision, while Joey Barton labelled the technology a "shambles."
FT: England 1-1 Italy— Coral (@Coral) March 27, 2018
VAR has ruined Association Football.
2018 World Cup.— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 27, 2018
Let give some poor referees from poor leagues. Let’s give them an alien technology. Get them to train a few weeks for it.
Then put them under the most intense pressure. What could possibly go wrong?#VAR
Blimey, not a pen. VAR. Not an obvious error. Not looking forward to VAR at World Cup.— Robbie Mustoe (@robbiemustoe) March 27, 2018
What a farce this VAR is. Complete shambles.— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 27, 2018
Don’t talk to me about VAR! How on earth is that clear and obvious? #ENGITA— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 27, 2018
They need to get rid of this VAR before it comes in. Absolute shambles— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) March 27, 2018
VAR will be a lot of fun at the World Cup.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 27, 2018
It's obvious England will be dumped out of the World Cup by a controversial VAR decision— Charlie Wyett (@CharlieWyett) March 27, 2018
It’s not often I agree with Sepp Blatter... but I’m increasingly of the opinion that VAR - while a good in theory and something football does need - is not ready to be used yet and certainly not at the World Cup.— Richard Conway (@richard_conway) March 27, 2018
If VAR is going to turn us over, it’s better to happen now. A clear and obviously deserved victory taken away.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 27, 2018
VAR will only be amazing when England are in need of a 90th min penalty, Which Harry Kane will take to win England the World Cup. Other than that i hate it.— Max (@xDuoMax) March 27, 2018
Clear and obvious? That? VAR leaving me baffled again #ENGITA— Jules Breach (@julesbreach) March 27, 2018
FIFA have confirmed that VAR will be used at the World Cup this summer, but UEFA announced in February that it would not be rolled out in the Champions League next season as they do not want to rush it and wish to wait until it is ready.