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Blown Cup calls spur FIFA boss to action

FIFA reversed its stubborn resistance to considering goal line technology yesterday after two glaring mistakes blighted the World Cup and caused an international outcry.


FIFA president Sepp Blatter apologized for mistakes that contributed to defeats of England and Mexico in their second-round matches against Germany and Argentina on Sunday.


Blatter said it would be “nonsense” not to reconsider using technology — but made clear that only goal line decisions, and not video replays to determine offside and other match rulings, would be discussed.


He has for years opposed technology that is used to settle controversial decisions in most other major sports. Blatter went on to criticize the quality of some of the refereeing in South Africa.

 
 
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