VAR system a shambles – Shearer

English football had its first video assistant referee (VAR) controversy during Wednesday’s FA Cup replay between Chelsea and Norwich, yet if Serie A and the Bundesliga are anything to go by, it could be the first of many.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could not understand why referee Graham Scott and VAR Mike Jones did not award Willian what he and many other experts thought was a clear penalty. Instead the Brazilian player was booked for diving.

But that one incident pales in comparison to Germany where poor application, delays and technical problems have led to 47% of players wanting to abolish VAR