VAR Controversy Sparked England-Italy, Argentina Embarrassed by Spain

Interesting results occurred in several midweek international friendlies, notably the matches between England against Italy along with Spain’s battle with Argentina.

Three Lions were left with a slight bitter taste as they’re potential home win over Gli Azzurri only turned into a draw following controversial VAR decision late in that game.

Leading 1-0 on 26 minutes through Jamie Vardy’s finish, England were close to pick up another positive friendly result, before they conceded a controversial spot kick which was converted by Lorenzo Insigne three minutes from time.

There’s strong controversy regarding that penalty as the final decision was made after VAR review, which many consider as the wrong decision, though it remain as debatable situation.

Nevertheless, this situation continue to put VAR somewhat under serious controversy especially since not long ago Tottenham Hotspur boss, Maurico Pochettino voiced out his rejection over that technology.

However, in recent Europa League, a usage of that video replay assistant tech could very well change the course of Arsenal’s game against AC Milan which saw England international forward, Danny Welbeck blatantly dive to get a penalty.

Meanwhile, a different kind of situation was felt in Spain’s tie against Argentina as La Roja successfully demolished Albiceleste 6-1.

Playing without their super star, Lionel Messi, Jorge Sampaoli’s men looked lost and found themselves conceding six goals with Isco netting three of them.

Argentina themselves only managed to pull one back from Nicolas Otamendi, while Spain’s other three were netted by Diego Costa, Thiago Alcantara along with Iago Aspas.