After football’s latest high-profile goal-line controversy, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said using technology to determine whether the ball has crossed the line is a “necessity.”
Ukraine was denied what appeared to be a legitimate equaliser in its must-win match against England at the European Championship because the official beside the goal couldn’t see if the ball crossed the line before it was cleared away. Ukraine lost the match 1-0 and was eliminated.
Blatter said on Twitter that “After last night’s match GLT is no longer an alternative but a necessity.”
FIFA will decide on July 5 whether to approve either of the two goal-line technology systems currently being tested in England and Denmark.