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FIFA backs goal-line technology

The FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said "goal-line technology is no longer an alternative but a necessity" after Ukraine had a goal controversially not given against England last night, despite a assistant referee based on the goal-line.

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Andriy Shevchenko to retire from international football

Andriy Shevchenko has said he will retire from international football Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Andriy Shevchenko has announced he will retire from international football.

The 35-year-old striker - who came on a sub in last night's 1-0 defeat to England - will bow out in friendly later this year.

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