After two blatantly missed calls in the round of 16, pressure is mounting on FIFA to do something.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said the organization will look into instilling some form of instant replay after the World Cup tournament.
Blatter said Tuesday that FIFA deplores “when you see the evidence of refereeing mistakes.” It would be “nonsense” not to consider changes.
Both games on Monday featured a controversial goal. England midfielder Frank Lampard struck a ball that went off the top bar and down across the goal line before being knocked out by the keeper, but the referee didn’t see the play so he called no goal. The goal would have made the score 2-2, Germany went on to win 4-1. Later in the Argentina vs Mexico game, Argentina scored a goal on a play where Carlos Tevez was clearly offside, but the play stood and Argentina went on to win 3-1.
Blatter was at both games and said he apologized to English and Mexican officials.
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