Amidst the on-going debate of how Ukraine should or not have gotten their ghost goal against England in the EURO 2012 group stages, we ask YOU what you think about goal-line technology in football.
UEFA's chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina admits Ukraine were wrongly denied a goal in their 1-0 loss to England.
England defender John Terry attempted to clear the ball from the under the bar following a shot from Marko Devic, but TV replays showed the effort had crossed the goal-line.
Collina blamed human error for the wrong call, but insisted the other two similar situations - in the group matches between Germany and Portugal and between Italy and Croatia - were handled correctly.
"The ball crossed the line," the Italian said. "That was unfortunate. It would have been better not to have it.
"This was the third situation of this kind in the tournament. Unfortunately, this one was wrong."
Do you think goal-line technology should be introduced into football? Sepp Blatter seems to think so. But will it interfere and disrupt or improve and complement the game of football?
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It is no doubt that human refereeing will not be effective enough to handle the speed of this modern football. Thus, modern computer aided technology must be introduced to assist the human referee for making such controversial decision. This technology should also help to judge whether the foul was committed inside or outside the penalty area. It could also curb the off the ball tussle between players and other subjective foul play, where at times an innocent player was flashed for a yellow/red card but the other has escape for a penalty.
It is definitely worth to wait for just seconds to review the actual incident rather then seeing a better team being exited like Ukraine and other more.
Next, it would also be good if the football game can apply the time keeping system like the basketball, in which the running time will stop if the ball is out of play. Subsequently, is to chec****he leading team trying to waste the time at the base line, especially when a cornner kick is being awarded.
With Football clubs and Country spending huge money. YES it is needed. 1 single goal is very very difficult
to get. You cannot deny one if it is indeed IN. You cannot let human mistake in a goal to happen anymore.
You cannot let a Champion to be a Looser and same too a Looser cannot be the Champion. Just because
the Referreeeee say So. THE BALL that PASS the LINE should decide the WINNER.. NOT the REFEREEE...especially if there is only ONE SCORE.. This will happen in the future
This matter started since 1966 & FIFA is still tinkering on it.If human error can be corrected by technology,why not implement it. In sport, it really hurts when a decision is against you due to error.
FIFA must keep up with time! .
(1) Football is a game of high drama and passion. Mistakes are part of the game, and contribute to the heart of the excitement.
(2) Technology will disrupt the game's smooth-flow in the long run, since if goal-line technology is introduced to provide accurate views of the ball, the logical next step is to apply the same for other 'refereeing oversights' such as fouls and the accuracy of giving undeserving red or yellow cards, throw-ins, off-the-ball infringements, etc. which will give a team an unfair advantage. The need to address goal-line refereeing blunders is only the main issue now, once it's dealt with the critics will look for other issues to apply the same technology.