FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the case for goal-line technology may be reopened following a referee’s decision in the World Cup that saw Frank Lampard’s shot ruled out as a goal – despite clearly crossing the line. Blatter said it would be “a nonsense” not to open up the debate once more.
As we reported back in March this year, Fifa’s report into goal-line technology led to a definitive decision summed up by a statement from FIFA’s general secretary Jerome Valcke.
“The door is closed,” Valcke said. “The decision was not to go ahead with technology at all.”
That decision in March ironically came on a day when a goal by Birmingham City against Portsmouth in the FA Cup was ruled out – even though camera replays showed that it crossed the line.