German internationals Sandro Wagner and Sami Khedira on Thursday heavily criticised the “disastrous” testing of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in both Italy and Germany.
The technology is being trialled in Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga this season with FIFA yet to announce whether it will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
But the testing has not gone well in either country.
“It’s a complex thing to evaluate. In itself, it’s a good thing, but the implementation has been a disaster,” said Wagner at a press conference in Berlin.
“The way it is used at the moment, it is not good,” said Khedira.