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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.
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 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.
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. 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. 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.
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