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Van Gaal slates FIFA boss Blatter

09 August 2010 03:44
Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has hit out at FIFA president Sepp Blatter for failing to consider the use of technology in football. It was suggested at the World Cup finals in South Africa this summer that the introduction of goal-line technology could be brought in after England midfielder Frank Lampard saw his effort strike the crossbar and cross the line in their last-16 defeat to Germany. But the officials failed to award the goal and van Gaal is unhappy that plans are not in place to eradicate such problems in the future. "It is incredible - Blatter said at the World Cup that the issue would be on the table and now it has disappeared again," van Gaal mused. "That is his strategy, but it is not fair play. He is old-fashioned. It is a commission full of old men. It is not transparent. "We don't know which men are behind it. In a world of transparency, we really should know this."

Source: ESA