Frank Lampard thinks goal line technology shouldn’t be used in the World Cup – even after he had THAT goal disallowed

FRANK LAMPARD believes Fifa have been too hasty in introducing VAR at this summer’s World Cup.

Lampard — who famously did not have a goal given against Germany in 2010 when the ball crossed the line — does not think the system is fit for purpose yet.

 Frank Lampard is not a fan of VAR being used at this World Cup - and to some this might come as a surprise

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Frank Lampard is not a fan of VAR being used at this World Cup – and to some this might come as a surprise

The former Three Lions midfielder and new Derby boss said: “Goalline technology was a no brainer with that goal of mine.

“But VAR is going to be a huge discussion point. It’s too early. We’ve not got it nailed down yet.

“Different refs in different countries are having problems. We are not using it in the Premier League.

“I just think we’re going to cause ourselves problems in the most important football tournament in the world.

 Back in 2010 against Germany Frank Lampard scored a beauty - but it never actually counted

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Back in 2010 against Germany Frank Lampard scored a beauty – but it never actually counted
 Frank Lampard's effort was clearly over the goal line - but a lack of technology meant no goal was given

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Frank Lampard's effort was clearly over the goal line – but a lack of technology meant no goal was given
 The former Chelsea midfielder couldn't believe the goal he clearly scored wasn't given

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The former Chelsea midfielder couldn't believe the goal he clearly scored wasn't given

“I didn’t see it needing to be rushed.

“The last thing we need is looking at whether that foul 30 seconds earlier affected that goal which might have been offside. It’s very complicated.”

Replays will be shown on giant screens inside stadiums while VAR decisions are being made and Lampard insists: “I don’t know if replays will help.

“There is only one man who is making the decision.

“What happens if the fans think he is wrong? I honestly don’t know and that’s the problem I have with it.

“We’re all at odds with it. It’s going to come in at some stage in the right package but we haven’t found that yet.”

Lampard, 39, does not think England should write off this summer’s World Cup.

Gary Lineker, who reached the World Cup semi-finals with England in 1990, believes Gareth Southgate’s men should be given a free hit in Russia.

But Lamps said: “I think we are better than that, I don’t agree with writing it off.

“There’s a nice balance struck and it helps bringing in exuberant younger players who don’t have the fears that come when you are older.

“Attacking-wise, we can hurt any team in the world.”

 Frank Lampard, pictured with TV presenter wife Christine, believes VAR needs further testing

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Frank Lampard, pictured with TV presenter wife Christine, believes VAR needs further testing

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Lampard reckons the Three Lions should at least reach the quarter-finals.

He said: “Getting past that will be tough but we should get out of the group and past the last 16 — but that’s when you start hitting the big boys.”

When Lampard played for England, there were lots of dressing-room cliques with players not getting on.

And it was rife during the eras of Sven-Goran Eriksson, Steve McClaren and Fabio Capello.

But that does not seem to be the case under Southgate.

Lamps said: “We didn’t hate each other.

“It was just a natural thing when you are competing against each other every week. We were all very synonymous with our clubs. John Terry and I were Chelsea. And it was the same with Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand.

“It was an underlying factor but not an excuse.

“But Gareth’s got a good bunch now who, seemingly, are more together.

“They have come through from younger age groups in international football. They are the same age.

“From knowing them a bit, I can see they all get on very well together. I don’t think it’s an issue for them.”

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FRANK LAMPARD believes Fifa have been too hasty in introducing VAR at this summer’s World Cup.