Fifa to rethink on goalline technology after 2010


JOHANNESBURG — Fifa are planning a shake up in the way high level matches are controlled with the debate about goal line technology back on the agenda, Fifa President Sepp Blatter said yesterday.
“It is obvious that after the experiences so far at this World Cup it would be nonsense not to re-open the file on goal line technology,” said Blatter.
The issue came the fore this week after two important decisions at World Cup matches in South Africa were shown by instant replays to be incorrect beyond any reasonable doubt.
First a shot from England midfielder Frank Lampard that clattered against Germany’s crossbar and bounced down well over the line when England, chasing a comeback, were 2-1 down. Germany went on to win the second round match 4-1.
In the later game, Mexico had been enjoying the better of the game against Argentina when Carlos Tevez opened the scoring from a clearly offside position, setting Diego Maradona’s side on their way to a 3-1 win. —Reuters