WATCH: Bolivian referee uses non-existent VAR to award penalty

In a Bolivian Premiera Division match, referee Raul Orosco consulted with his fourth official before gesturing a VAR decision to award a penalty.

WATCH: Bolivian referee uses non-existent VAR to award penalty

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is fast becoming a common sight across major European leagues. The match officials make use of the video assistance to review contentious decisions during matches.

The Bolivian Premiera Division, however, is yet to adapt it. But that didn't stop referee Raul Orosco to take the help of this non-existing technology to award a penalty to Always Ready in its match against Bolivar.

In the fifth minute of added time, Orosco consulted with his fourth official before gesturing a VAR decision to award the penalty.

With Always Ready trailing 1-0, striker William Ferreira failed to capitalise by striking his penalty against the post as Bolivar held on for a win.

Among the South American countries, only the Brazilian top division league uses VAR.