DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Goal-line controversy 1, extra official 0.
The ongoing debate on whether football needs technology for questionable decisions was given new impetus after Ukraine striker Marko Devic was denied a clear goal against England on Tuesday. His effort was hooked away by defender John Terry, but not before TV replays showed the ball had crossed the line.
If the goal had been given in the 62nd minute, Ukraine would have tied the game. England went on to win 1-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.
The man with probably the best view, UEFA’s fifth official, was about 10 yards away but didn’t award a goal.
FIFA will decide on July 5 whether to approve the new five-official system tested at Euro 2012 and two goal-line technology systems.