It seems that wherever the VAR goes controversy follows and the Matildas opener was no exception.
This time the focus was on disrupting the momentum of play.
This has been the first time many of the players have played under the watchful eye of the VAR and there were mixed feelings on its use and they have weighed in on football's favourite topic.
Sam Kerr found it quite disruptive to the flow of the game.
"It's really frustrating that the play goes on for two minutes and then they play it back offside and then we have to stop the ball. If it's offside, it's just offside, just call it," she said.
"It broke down the momentum of the game and there was only five minutes of extra time when we spent a lot of time running around getting the ball for those offside calls."
While frustrated Kerr acknowledged that this is the way the officials have chosen to referee the game and the team will just have to adjust and abide by these rules.
Lisa De Vanna is happy for the VAR to be used but admitted that her opinion may change if she has a goal disallowed in the review.
"It would have been nice if they reviewed my yellow card. . . but it's great, it sort of gives an accurate detail to games now," the veteran forward said.
However, she thinks that knowing there's this extra layer of scrutiny can be a bit tougher on defenders.
"As a defender, you have to be careful, the little pushes, the little tugs, the little tackles, but for a striker, you just go."
Like Kerr, Caitlin Foord thinks it's going to be an adjustment but one that the players will just have to get used to.
"That's obviously our first game with it and it's different to keep the run of the play [because of] how it goes," she said.
"Obviously, we know now what's going to be played and that will be something we touch on going forward."
The Matildas face Brazil at Stade de la Mosson on Thursday, June 13 from 6pm (June 14 AEST).