El gol que no fue

The goal that wasn't

England have crashed out of the World Cup after losing to Germany. The result may have been different if a shot which clearly crossed the goal-line had been seen by the officials.

The incident will re-start a discussion about using technology in football.

Reporter: David Bond

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Although England were comprehensively beaten by a vibrant and clinical German team, the dreadful mistake by Uruguayan referee, Jorge Larrionda, in failing to spot a shot from Frank Lampard that had clearly crossed the line, will reopen the debate about football's reluctance to adopt technology to help with controversial decisions.

TV replays showed the ball was at least two foot over the line but both the referee and his assistant failed to see it.

The England manager, Fabio Capello, described the decision as 'incredible' afterwards, and insisted it had 'changed the nature of the game.'

FIFA, world football's governing body, has been experimenting with various forms of technology, including a microchip in the ball which sends a signal to officials when it is over the line.

The latest experiment was rejected in March and before the World Cup started FIFA President Sepp Blatter reaffirmed his belief that mistakes are part of the excitement of football. England fans will reflect tonight - it's an excitement they could do without.

David Bond, BBC

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were comprehensively beaten (la selección inglesa) fue derrotada rotundamente

vibrant brillante y entusiasta

clinical(en este caso) muy eficaz

reopen the debatereabrir el debate

reluctance to adopt technologyrenuencia a adoptar la tecnología moderna

controversial decisions decisiones controvertidas

changed the nature of the game(la decisión había) cambiado cómo el partido seguía

governing body(en este caso) la máxima autoridad del fútbol

reaffirmed his beliefreafirmó su opinión

reflectreflexionarán