Ten years ago today, a goal scored by Frank Lampard for England against Germany, in a last 16 game of the 2010 World Cup, was ruled out despite the ball clearly crossing the line.
Lampard’s well taken shot hit the crossbar and crossed the goal line, but the referee refused to award the goal.
The goal would have made the score 2–2 at the time. Germany, however, went on to win the game 4-1.
This incident renewed calls for the introduction of goal-line technology to help determine if balls cross the goal line or not.
The goal-line technology was later used in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Leagues in Europe have also adopted the technology.
Watch Lampard’s disallowed goal below:
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