The Football Federation of Australia (FFA) recognized the error VAR, because of which the goal was scored offside in the finals of the playoffs of the Australian Championship.
After the game, FFA representatives looked at the match review and issued a statement.
“Based on the statements of the technology partner Hawkeye, the software that compiles and uploads the broadcast to the VAR system failed for 30 seconds before the Melbourne Victory goal. Only a few minutes after the goal the system recovered, but it was too late to change the decision.
We are very disappointed with the error of VAR technology, and we understand the disappointment of the fans of Newcastle Jets and in general all football fans.
VAR was presented here and in other parts of the world as a technological solution that will avoid judging errors that inevitably arise from time to time.
In this case, the technology itself failed and the required views of the broadcast were not available. We work with Hawkeye to fully understand why this happened and how to avoid this in the future.
This is important not only for the Australian Championship, but also for other leagues and the World Cup, where this technology will be used for the first time, “the official statement reads.
In the final of the playoffs of the Australian Championship, Melbourne Victory beat Newcastle Jets with a score of 1: 0 and won the championship title.