Australian Football: Garcia calls for VAR review

27 November 2021 11:46:14 GMTPlus11
Garcia not happy with VAR

Perth Glory coach Richard Garcia says the whole VAR system needs to be looked at after his side slipped to a controversial 1-0 defeat against Western United on Friday night.

Glory are priced at 14/1 to win the 2021/22 A-League grand final but they have just one point from the opening two games following the narrow defeat at AAMI Park.

Wenzell-Halls winner

The game was on a knife edge at 0-0 in the 78th minute when Dylan Wenzel-Halls slotted home the winner from close range after Connor Pain had provided the cross.

However Glory were left fuming after the ball appeared to fully cross the dead-ball line before Pain put over the cross.

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The Glory defence stopped in their tracks, failing to play to the whistle, and were left fuming when the referee and VAR allowed the goal to stand.

Speaking after the game Garcia was far from happy with the system and says something needs to change.

Garcia unhappy

"I've seen the still now and I've seen that the ball is out," Garcia told reporters. "Honestly, it's an ongoing battle and we either fix the system (VAR) or we don't use it at all because it's continuously happening in games over and over again.

"Do we have the resources to use it? Are we using it properly? I'm not sure. That's not my job to make comments on that system.

"But at the moment, it doesn't seem to be getting the right decisions at the right times and we've seen it in multiple games and not just our games."

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