Sunday, June 20, 2010
World Cup 2010: the controversies ... by gimleteye
If instant replay were used by FIFA, the organizing entity of international football; France would not have qualified for the World Cup, the US would have won the other day against Slovenia, and the Brazilian superstar Kaka would not be sitting out the next game due to a red card mistakenly issued. This is an incomplete catalogue of errors made by referees and line judges, clearly available on replay to billions of viewers. It is quite a spectacle, to watch the world class national team of France implode half a world away. But I would rather watch a game in which officiating mistakes did not play such a pivotal role. Wouldn't you?