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World 2018 43 Famous goal-line controversies 31179541 About time! About+time%21 World

Football's seemingly endless argument about how to judge goal-line decisions ignited again, as cohost Ukraine were eliminated from the European Championship. Ukraine needed to beat England to advance to the quarterfinals, but was denied a goal in the 62nd minute when trailing 1-0.

 

Television replays appeared to show that the ball clearly crossed the line from Marko Devic's shot before defender John Terry hooked it clear. UEFA President Michel Platini has promoted a five-officials system of refereeing as a human alternative to goal-line technology and video replay, which he fears would be the inevitable next step.

 

Nonetheless, a unanimous decision by the International FA Board approved goal-line technology in Zurich on July 5. Still, fans never tire of talking and debating famous goal-line controversies (Source - The Associated Press):

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World 2018 43 Famous goal-line controversies 31179540 Ukraine vs. England, Euro 2012 Ukraine+vs.+England%2C+Euro+2012 World

This time the host nation at a major tournament, Ukraine, is denied a goal it needed in a game it had to win. Trailing England 1-0 in the 62nd minute in Donetsk, Marko Devic's shot brushed past goalkeeper Joe Hart, and looped toward goal and appeared to cross the line before it was hooked clear by John Terry - who was on the pitch for England in Bloemfontein and Chelsea at Wembley. Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai - one of the world's top-rated officials - turned to his assistant monitoring the goal line and allowed play to continue. A half-hour later, Ukraine was out of Euro 2012 (Source - The Associated Press).

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World 2018 43 Famous goal-line controversies 31179542 Chelsea vs. Tottenham, FA Cup 2012 Chelsea+vs.+Tottenham%2C+FA+Cup+2012+ World

Wembley again. Chelsea again. And this time Lampard had a close-up view as Chelsea led 1-0 early in the second half against Tottenham. In a goalmouth scramble, Juan Mata prodded a shot toward a heap of bodies guarding on the Tottenham goal line. From his position seated partially behind the line, defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto and teammate Ledley King appeared to block the ball and force it to safety. Referee Martin Atkinson awarded a goal that infuriated the Tottenham players. Chelsea won 5-1 and went on to win the cup (Source - The Associated Press).

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World 2018 43 Famous goal-line controversies 31179539 England vs. Germany, World Cup 2010 England+vs.+Germany%2C+World+Cup+2010 World

Germany's revenge for 1966. Trailing 2-1 approaching halftime in Bloemfontein, South Africa, England thought they had leveled when midfielder Frank Lampard shot from distance and the ball bounced down clearly behind goalkeeper's Manuel Neuer line before spinning back out. Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda looked across at his linesman and allowed play to continue. England lost 4-1 (Source - The Associated Press).

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World 2018 43 Famous goal-line controversies 31179538 Liverpool vs. Chelsea, UEFA Champions League 2005 Liverpool+vs.+Chelsea%2C+UEFA+Champions+League+2005 World

Liverpool reached the final of the world's most prestigious club competition with a single goal over two, tightly fought matches against Chelsea.

 

In the fourth minute at Anfield, Luis Garcia clipped the ball over goalkeeper Petr Cech and as it bounced toward the net, defender William Gallas hooked the ball clear. Slovakian referee Lubos Michel awarded a goal that added the phrase ''ghost goal'' to the lexicon. Michel later said he would otherwise have sent off Cech for bringing down Garcia in the act of shooting (Source - The Associated Press).

 

Liverpool then won a memorable final, fighting back from three goals down at halftime against AC Milan to level at 3-3 in the second half in Istanbul. Liverpool won the penalty shootout.

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World 2018 43 Famous goal-line controversies 31179543 England vs. Germany, World Cup 1966 England+vs.+Germany%2C+World+Cup+1966 World

The biggest match in world football produced one of the most controversial incidents in the 140-year history of the international game.

 

At Wembley Stadium, the World Cup host nation and West Germany were locked at 2-2 in the first period of extra time. England forward Geoff Hurst spun in the penalty area and fired a rising right-foot shot that hit the underside of the crossbar, bounced down on - or was it over? - the goal line and out. England players stopped to celebrate, German players protested. Swiss referee Gottfried Dienst consulted his Azerbaijani linesman, Tofik Bakhramov, and a goal was given. Hurst later completed his hat trick and England won 4-2.

 

In Germany, goals similar to Hurst's are still known as a ''Wembley-Tor" (Source - The Associated Press).

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