Posted June 19, 2012 on
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Goal-line controversy 1, extra official 0.
The ongoing debate on whether football needs technology for questionable decisions was given new impetus after Ukraine striker Marko Devic was denied a clear goal against England on Tuesday. His effort was hooked away by defender John Terry, but not before TV replays showed the ball had crossed the line.
If the goal had been given in the 62nd minute, Ukraine would have equalized. England went on to win the match 1-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.
The man with probably the best view, UEFA's fifth official, was less than 10 meters away but didn't award a goal.
FIFA will decide on July 5 whether to approve the new five-official system tested at Euro 2012 and two goal-line technology systems.
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Ukraine was robbed of a goal when the referees missed a ball crossing the goal line in the 62nd minute of the country’s Group D match against England at Euro 2012 on Tuesday.
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