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Platini not in favour of technology

UEFA president, Michel Platini, still believes video technology is not required to help referees, arguing that using five officials should be enough to spot a penalty, handball or whether the ball crosses the line.

sports Updated: Aug 26, 2010 22:44 IST

UEFA president, Michel Platini, still believes video technology is not required to help referees, arguing that using five officials should be enough to spot a penalty, handball or whether the ball crosses the line. High-profile incidents that were not spotted during this year’s World Cup led to a worldwide furor and strengthened existing calls to implement high-tech methods in football.

“For me, refereeing with five (officials) is a very good solution, and I will always defend it,” Platini said. “In terms of technology, I’m measured because I say that if you have an additional referee he can see it just as well as technology.” Platini had wanted the system to be used during 2012 European Championship qualifiers, but says FIFA refused.