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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has apologised to England over Frank Lampard's disallowed goal and confirmed that the use of goal-line technology is back on the agenda.


    Lampard's effort during England's 4-1 defeat to Germany was ruled out even though the ball clearly crossed the line and has led to renewed calls for the introduction of technology, while Mexico were also victims of a refereeing error against Argentina.

    "I have spoken to the two federations (England and Mexico) directly concerned by referees mistakes. I have expressed to them apologies and I understand they are not happy and that people are criticising," Blatter told a media briefing in Johannesburg.

    "It is obvious that after the experience so far in this World Cup it would be a nonsense to not reopen the file of technology at the business meeting of the International FA Board in July.

    "Personally I deplore it when you see evident referee mistakes but it's not the end of a competition or the end of football, this can happen.

    "We will naturally take on board the discussion on technology and have first opportunity in July at the business meeting of the International FA Board."

    Blatter added: "It happened in 1966 and then 44 years later - though it was not quite the same.

    "I apologised to England and Mexico. The English said 'thank you and accepted that you can win (some) and you lose (some), and the Mexicans bowed their head and accepted it."

    Sunday night's match between Argentina and Mexico had also thrown up a controversial incident, with Carlos Tevez scoring the opening goal from a blatantly offside position, but the FIFA president added that the IFAB would only look again at goal-line technology and not video replays.

    "The only principle we are going to bring back for discussion is goal-line technology, " he said.
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    Amazingly England was the reason for their U-Turn. Of course we didnt even register with Sepp
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    if i remember correctly i think he made a big joke out of us when he revealed publicly that we had asked, in a private meeting, to be included as a 33rd entry to the world cup
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    As far as I can remember Dozer he laughed at us when we were looking things changed.

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    Blatter is a waste of space he hasn't got clue he made a joke about us after he had a private meeting with the FAI.We are stuck with him for another 4 years.

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    I can't recall if he ever apoligised to us but i guess we don't matter in the grand scheme of things...
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    I was actually reading something about a member of Fifa when asked about teh Henry issue and Lampards one. Ireland are only a small team wich merrit no action where as England are a big team and will draw a lot more attention so something will be done
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    Blatter make no mistake has to be removed at once...but who would replace the guy.An ex-footballer or a top referee?.What exactly are blatters qualifications for is role?Is he simply just a suit that makes strange decisions...
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    I assume that there would be a vote in FIFA to appoint some one from within the organisation, I doubt we will know who it is
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    Breaking News: - Sepp Blatter has just offered England a place as an unprecedented ninth quarter-finalist in the world cup finals.

    Blatter was highly praised for the ingenuity of this latest move. England will now play the winners of either Paraguay or Japan for a place in the semi-final, while the winners of Ghana vs Uruguay will get to play two quarter finals, the second one against Spain/Portugal.

    Said Blatter: "We have had allegations of unfair play before, however none have completely changed the course of the game as this did. For that, I apologise to England and offer them another place in the quarter finals."
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