In today’s England vs Germany match in the World Cup an English goal was disallowed by the referee and match officials, even though millions of viewers around the world could see that the ball had clearly entered the goal. Would it not make sense for FIFA to ensure, as far as reasonably possible, that decisions are seen to be fair?
There is a complete contradiction betwen using the most advanced technology to distribute live images around the world and not providing the information from these images to the referee on the pitch. A match at this level is not the same as a local match, where the referee’s decision must be final, even though he may have missed something. The appropriate technology is available and the availability of financial resources is not in question.