Soccer

Beckenbauer snubs technology

2011-12-13 17:22
Franz Beckenbauer (File)

Munich - German football icon Franz Beckenbauer said on Tuesday that he was not in favour of goalline technology.

"Football is a simple game with simple rules. It should remain like that," the 66-year-old honorary president of Bayern Munich told German television channel Sky Sport.

"The human aspect should not be ignored," said Beckenbauer, who added that he would prefer two additional assistant referees.

Additional assistant referees are being tested in the European competitions by Europe's governing body UEFA.

Beckenbauer said that additional assistants could also watch the penalty area. "They could see whether somebody fouls or pulls a jersey."

Beckenbauer who won the World Cup as a player and a coach said that assistant referees would be able to do much more than goalline technology, which could only judge whether a ball had crossed the line or not.

The president of football's governing body FIFA Sepp Blatter has recently changed his previous aversion to goalline technology and said that a goalline camera should be introduced.

"There are systems that are so fast and can make difficult things much more easy. We are at a stage where we can use such technology," he said.

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