Goal line technology for some, tiny vuvuzelas for others
June 30, 2010 12:29 AM Subscribe
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Following the goal that wasn't a goal
in the England vs Germany
match and the illegal offsides goal
in the Argentina vs Mexico match
, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has apologized
to the eliminated teams and said that goal line detection technology will be considered
for future matches.
However, Blatter has ruled out video replay, saying "[in cases] like in the Mexico game, we don't need technology". A member of the FIFA referee committee member has blamed Italian referee Roberto Rosetti for awarding Tévez the offsides goal.
If you find the Argentina vs Mexico video confusing, Wikipedia gives a concise definition of offsides
: A player is in an offside position if he is in his opponents' half of the field (pitch) and is closer to his opponents' goal line than both the ball and all but zero or one of his opponents.