The aftermath was largely about the Netherlands scoring 1-0 after offside. Daniëlle van de Donk turned up from offside and passed backwards to Lieke Martens who scored the goal in the first half.

"I think the whole stadium thought it was offside so I'm so disappointed with that goal," said England Netherlands manager Sarina Wiegman, who was back in her home country in that role for the first time after taking over England in 2021 after four years of leading the Netherlands, where she earned 99 caps 20-30 years ago.

"Either we have VAR or we don't have VAR"

It put the spotlight on the fact that the Women's Nations League does not have the VAR system.

"If it had been VAR, the goal would obviously have been disallowed and we need continuity. Either we have VAR or we don't have VAR," said Wiegman, who recorded just his third loss in 41 appearances as England manager.

Even in Sweden's match away against Italy, it is speculated that Lina Hurtig would have been sent off when she came hard with the studs before in a duel if it had been VAR.

During the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia, VAR was used.