Within ten seconds of the referee not awarding a goal for England against Germany at the World Cup, the entire TV viewing audience knew the referee had dropped a clanger. Within a minute, the only people in the Stadium who didn't know the referee had dropped a clanger, were the refereeing team and some of the players. This can't be right and can't be allowed to continue.
Within 3.5 seconds of Germany taking a goal kick, the ball was in the back of England's net. 10 seconds is way too long to wait to assess a decision - the remit of goal line technology is that it has to provide a result within 1 second of the incident & be 100% accurate. The Germany situation wouldn't have happened in this tournament due to the extra officials behind the goal - it has been resolved. What hasn't been resolved are the incidents that are too close to call even with VR.
-- Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:20 am --
It will never come in until Twatter and his bent cronies are pensioned off in FIFA. Then again is corruption so endemic there it may never come in at all.
The chances for corruption are greatly increased with the use of technology, plus you have all those lucrative contracts that need signing & the back-handers involved in making it happen.
WTF? How the hell are the chances for corruption increased when there's a fully qualified referee sat in front of a monitor checking for refereeing errors?