More accurate decisions?


FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot was in an uncomfortable position on Monday when asked for a response.

He was unable to do anything but refer reporters to recent statements from FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who reiterated his opposition to the use of technology after the sport's lawmaking body decided against its introduction in March.

"The game must be played in the same way no matter where you are in the world," Blatter said on FIFA's website.

 "The simplicity and universality of the game is one of the reasons for its success.

"No matter which technology is applied, at the end of the day a decision will have to be taken by a human being. This being the case, why remove the responsibility from the referee to give it to someone else?"

Critics among fans, players and coaches may argue that in certain cases, Sunday's games among them, giving the responsibility to someone else would lead to a more accurate decision.

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