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Capello, Lampard call for goal-line technology

06-28-2010 10:46 BJT Special Report: World Cup 2010 |

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Fabio Capello and Frank Lampard urged FIFA to introduce goal-line technology on Sunday after the England midfielder had a goal ruled out in his team's 4-1 World Cup defeat by Germany.

Fabio Capello, head coach of England, reacts during the 1/8 final match between England and Germany at the 2010 FIFA World Cup at Free State stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on June 27, 2010. Germany won 4-1 and is qualified for the quarterfinals. (Xinhua/Li Ga)
Fabio Capello, head coach of England, reacts during the 1/8 final 
match between England and Germany at the 2010 FIFA World Cup at 
Free State stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on June 27, 2010. 
Germany won 4-1 and is qualified for the quarterfinals. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

Germany were leading 2-1 in their round of 16 clash just before halftime when a Lampard shot bounced off the underside of the German crossbar and landed about half a meter over the goal-line but it was missed by both Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda and his assistant.

"I am in favor of goal-line technology, especially after tonight," said Lampard.

"The ball crossed the line, it was over, it was was so obvious. If we had got back to 2-2 at that moment, it could have been different. It's a huge disappointment."

Capello also expressed his disappointment at the blunder.

"It's incredible that in a time of technology, the referees aren't capable of deciding if there has been a goal or not," said the Italian. "The match could have been different after this goal."

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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