06-27-2010, 01:08 PM
I had to record the game. So I thought it was safe to come onto Mac-forums, while I watched the game. So I almost had a heart attack, once I read the title of this thread. But no spoiler in the title, whew. lol
I was really expecting this game to be very close and tied in the end for possibly a shootout. But Germans had some really lucky plays, whenever the ball was quickly passed down the field a few times.
I would have liked to think the game result would have ended differently, if the referee would have allowed the goal in the first half. And that would have made England fight a little harder in the end.
FIFA really is misguided to think technology takes away from the spirit of the game. USA almost did not advance onto the next round play Ghana, because of the two games, where the goals were disallowed for bad calls on offside. Some calls are so bias by some referees, technology would definitely put a stop to that.
But in England's case, the sideline referee wasn't bias, but just made a really bad call, cause only the cameras behind the goal could see that the ball was obviously in, but harder to see by cameras in front of the goal.