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On the subject of FIFA and TV replays confirming the goals, it has to be said that one of the goals truly did look like a goal even from a television viewpoint. The text as it is is a bit unclear regarding this. It might be better to say that "FIFA upheld the referees decision" and "television replays suggested that the last disallowed goal may or may not have been out of play" or something to that effect. After that a bit maybe useful to mention the outcome of the tournament - the CNN link suggests that it might just have been better to have the old SA v Europe match as that was the interesting one. - 22.214.171.124 13:58, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
I like your suggestion about the FIFA decision. About the tv replays, however, I don't see how this can be relativized. The three plays, and especially the two offsides, have been replayed a gazillion times, in real time, in slow-motion, with computer-generated imagery to analize the players' positions and with freeze-frame. I've seen them all. The replays have confirmed that the refs were right, including in the case of the last offside (maybe they were lucky, but as it turns out they were, indeed, right). In light of this, there's no "may or may not", it was offside — Benitez and the British press appear to be the only ones who have not had access to those resources.
And I agree that a text on the outcome of the tournament, including criticism of the new format, may be interesting, as well as [maybe] a board with the final standings, since right now the information has to be "mined" from the match results boards (not really difficult to do, but also not that practical). Regards, Redux 14:49, 20 December 2005 (UTC)