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Ukraine disallowed strike reopens goal-line video debate


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Ukraine disallowed strike reopens goal-line video debate

The controversial disallowed goal that helped eliminate Ukraine’s from Euro 2012 has sparked a new battle between football’s European and World
governing bodies.

FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter says goalline technology is now an absolute necessity. But he stil faces opposition from the head of UEFA Michel Platini, who remains convinced that assistant referees are the best way forward.

Uefa chief refeerering officer, Pierluigi Collina, could only say sorry: “We are talking about some centimetres, very few centimetres, but anyway the ball crossed the line, that was, unfortunately, a human mistake made by a human being. It would have been better not to have it, of course but human fails, we all know it. But nevertheless this is the only problem we have had with this experiment in roughly 1,000 matches we played.”

FIFA has been trialling two different systems to help officials know whether a ball has crossed the line. But the opinion of the the game’s rulers, the International Football Association Board, remains unknown…

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