Goal line technology a 'no-brainer', says Frank Lampard

It was the England international's long-range effort, which cannoned off the crossbar and dropped over the line before bouncing back out, in South Africa two years ago that sparked FIFA into investigating the use of goal-line technology.

updated: December 14, 2012 18:39 IST
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Yokohama: Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, whose "goal" against Germany at the 2010 World Cup was missed by officials, believes the introduction of goal-line technology into football is a "no-brainer".

Lampard came on as a substitute in Chelsea's semi-final win over Monterrey at the Club World Cup Thursday -- the first time the English Premier League side had ever played a match where a goal-line system was available to the referee.

"I have been in favour for a while now, particularly when it was clear it would be a quick and simple measure, and wouldn't take much time from the game," the 34-year-old said ahead of the match in Yokohama, Japan.

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