Goal Line Tech Debate

The FA have insisted goal-line technology be introduced after Chelsea were awarded a crucial goal that didn't cross the line against Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final yesterday. Chelsea eventually won the game 5-1.

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Goal-line technology debate rages on

fans are still seething over the so-called "ghost goal" given against them, in yesterday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley.

The mistake has reinforced calls for the introduction of technology to help referees with such make-or-break decisions.

But that's no consolation for Spurs -- who ended up being hammered 5-1 by their London rivals.

Our Sports Reporter Sally Williams has more:

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The FA reiterate desire for goal-line technology

The goal that wasn't: Juan Mata is awarded the second goal at Wembley Credit: Reuters

The Football Association have stressed their desire to see goal-line technology introduced as soon as possible following Chelsea's 'ghost goal' against Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final.

Chelsea were awarded a goal by referee Martin Atkinson but television replays showed Juan Mata's shot had clearly not crossed the line.

FIFA are to start final tests on two goal-line technology systems later this month and a meeting on the International FA Board (IFAB) on July 2 will decide whether to give the green light to either or both systems.

An FA statement said: "The FA has led the calls at IFAB for the introduction of goal-line technology for over a decade, and we reiterate our desire to see it introduced as soon as possible.

"No other single body has called as strongly for its introduction as the FA.

"The FA is not responsible for the introduction of goal-line technology in isolation and awaits the outcome of the next IFAB meeting on July 2."

Controversial goal in Chelsea v Spurs FA Cup semi-final

Chelsea will meet Liverpool in the FA Cup Final. They beat Tottenham 5-1 in their London derby semi-final at Wembley.

But the game will be remembered for a controversial refereeing decision, when a goal was awarded despite the ball not crossing the line.

It's the incident that has the Internet ablaze with speculation and criticism of referees and their inability to make the correct decision in important matches.

For those that haven't seen the goal, watch it here:

Juan Mata was credited with the goal, even when the ball didn't appear to cross the line.

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Chelsea through to FA Cup Final

Chelsea will meet Liverpool in the FA Cup Final Credit: Reuters

Chelsea will meet Liverpool in the FA Cup Final. They beat Tottenham 5-1 in their London derby semi-final at Wembley last night.

But the game will be remembered for a controversial refereeing decision, when a goal was awarded despite the ball not crossing the line.

Chelsea and Tottenham prepare to battle it out at Wembley

Wembley is gearing up for its second FA Cup semi-final of the weekend and it's another derby. After Liverpool beat Everton yesterday, it's now the turn of north London against west London with Chelsea gearing up to take on Tottenham.

The main worry for Chelsea is that they have another semi-final just 72 hours after this fixture. But these fans think they're in with a chance.

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