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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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Jeremy Hunt 'thrilled' by England's win

Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he was "thrilled" about England's victory and hoped they will continue to improve in a "quiet, British way".

Jeremy Hunt said he hopes the team can improve in a "quiet, British way". Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

After a speech at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Mr Hunt said: "I watched bits of it (England's 1-0 victory over Ukraine). Obviously I'm absolutely thrilled and keeping fingers firmly crossed.

"England seems to do best when we don't have the highest expectations so I think it's best not to ramp up expectations too much. Hopefully we'll continue to go from strength to strength in a sort of quiet, British way."

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