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Goal-line record is entrance shortly yet not shortly adequate for Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine who were denied a probable equaliser in a 1-0 better by England that finished their hopes in a tournament.

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Needing a win to go through, Ukraine seemed to have equalised only past a hour symbol when Marco Devic’s shot was half saved by England screw Joe Hart and, as a round looped goalwards, it was hacked transparent by John Terry.

John Terry runs behind towards idea as goalkeeper Joe Hart looks on.

John Terry runs behind towards idea as goalkeeper Joe Hart looks on.

Despite a additional central being only a few metres away, a round was deemed not to have crossed a line even yet radio replays suggested otherwise.

With England jumpy all night, a idea afterwards would have churned a home fans in Donetsk into a frenzy and Ukraine would have had a possibility of going on to win a diversion and finishing tip of Group D.

As it was, Ukraine‘s plea faded and England finished a night as organisation winners to book a last-eight strife with Italy.

John Terry stretches for a round in front of a goalline.

John Terry stretches for a round in front of a goal-line.

“What can we say? There are 5 referees on a representation and a round was half a metre over a line,” Ukraine manager Oleg Blokhin, who remonstrated angrily with a fourth central during a time, told reporters.

“Devic scored a idea and we don’t know because it wasn’t allowed.”

Ironically, it is a English FA that has been one of a strongest supporters of a introduction of goal-line record that is approaching to be rigourously introduced by a International Football Association Board on Jul 5.

John Terry lunges for a ball, that appears to be over a line.

John Terry lunges for a ball, that appears to be over a line.

Two years ago in South Africa England were denied a distant clearer equalising idea opposite Germany when Frank Lampard’s shot crashed off a underside of a crossbar and bounced good over a line before being clawed out by Manuel Neuer.

England, trailing 2-1 during a time, went on to remove a diversion 4-1 and were knocked out of a tournament.

World ruling physique FIFA has been trialling dual opposite systems to assistance officials know either a round has crossed a line. England‘s accessible opposite Belgium final month was one of a exam matches for HawkEye, a complement used in tennis, nonetheless it was not during a ordering of compare officials.

Controversial ...John Terry lies in a behind of a idea after being given a advantage of a doubt by a compare officials.

Controversial … John Terry lies in a behind of a idea after being given a advantage of a doubt by a compare officials. Photo: AFP

A identical complement called GoalRef has also been trialled in dual Danish joining matches.

While a days of supposed “ghost goals” might be numbered, Ukraine‘s bad fitness will join a prolonged list of high-profile incidents another of which, a many famous, also concerned England in a 1966 World Cup final opposite West Germany.

On that arise striker Geoff Hurst’s shot off a underside of a bar with a measure during 2-2 in additional time was judged to have bounced over a line by Azerbaijan giant Tofik Bakhramov notwithstanding replays suggesting it had not left over.

Livid ... Ukraine manager Oleg Blokhin lashes out during a compare central after a idea was disallowed.

Livid … Ukraine manager Oleg Blokhin lashes out during a compare central after a idea was disallowed. Photo: Reuters

It became one of a many talked-about football incidents of all time and Bakhramov became something of a folk favourite behind home and even had a statue modelled in his honour.

Hungarian Viktor Kassai, a arbitrate on Tuesday as Ukraine‘s hopes ebbed away, will not be utterly as renouned on a streets of Kiev, Lviv and Donetsk, nonetheless by a time a World Cup kicks off in Brazil, he might have cameras to assistance him and his 4 assistants.

Reuters



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