FIFA have blocked the golden opportunity to see the workings of goal line technology after vetoing its use at this weekend’s Emirates Cup. It is a decision that leaves everyone in the game bemused and a sign that the governing body is set to turn a blind eye to progress once again.
In the papers this morning there have been a mixed bag of stories that include Beckham being sick at England’s failed World Cup bid; Petr Cech questions the hiring and firing at Chelsea, while Tottenham put a £9m fee on Peter Crouch’s head.
De Jong: Balotelli must change his ways – Guardian
Cech questions Abramovich’s hiring and firing – Independent
McCarthy warning for ‘twits who tweet’ – Guardian
Pardew unimpressed with Enrique Twitter rant – Independent