Blatter.Sepp Blatter has confirmed that adopting goal-line technology will formally be discussed at FIFA’s International Board meeting in October.
However, the FIFA President, speaking at the Youth Olympics in Singapore, sounded a note of caution that cameras or microchips are anywhere close to introduction.
“It would be a nonsense if we did not reopen the file of technology,” said Blatter. “If we have an accurate and simple system then we will implement, but so far we have not had a simple nor an accurate system.”
This claim flies in the face of Hawkeye’s use in tennis for years, documentation backing Cairos, a micro-chip inserted into balls made by Adidas, FIFA’s favourite manufacturer, and television replays, as used in ruGoal!gby. Blatter once more Togel Singapore dismissed video replay as a disruptive intrusion into football, insisting goal-line technology was the only possibility on the agenda.
Pressure on the the President to budge is not letting up. Blatter made reference to refereeing mistakes in the tournament he is currently attending, while later that evening Hungary were awarded a goal against England at Wembley that replays showed had not crossed the line.
FIFA International Date results
The World Cup is over; tonight’s international friendlies began a new era and prepared teams and fans for the first slew of new tournament qualifiers in early September.
International Friendlies – selected scores; 2010 World Cup qualifiers in bold
Tues 10th Aug 2010
Italy 0:1 Ivory Coast (London)
Weds 11th Aug 2010Mexico 1:1 Spain
USA 0:2 Brazil
South Korea 2:1 Nigeria
Russia 1:0 Bulgaria
Finland 1:0 Belgium
England 2:1 Hungary
Armenia 1:3 Iran
Ukraine 1:1 Netherlands
Sweden 3:0 Scotland
Czech Rep 4:1 Latvia
Slovakia 1:1 Croatia
Turkey 2:0 Romania
Serbia 0:1 Greece
Denmark 2:2 Germany
Austria 0:1 Switzerland
Poland 0:3 Cameroon
South Africa 1:0 Ghana
Eire 0:1 Argentina
Slovenia 2:0 Australia
Norway 2:1 FranceAngola 0:2 Uruguay (Lisbon)
Thu 12th Aug
Paraguay v Costa Rica
Panama v Venezuela
Bolivia v Colombia
Fifa’s World Rankings were announced today with very few changes. World Cup winners Spain remain in top spot followed by The Netherlands, Brazil and Germany.
England are in 7th place, while Argentina are in 5th.
Egypt is the highest African team in 9th. The USA is down to 18th.