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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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Roy Hodgson lauds captain Steven Gerrard

Roy Hodgson has paid special tribute to England captain Steven Gerrard - after his side qualified for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.

Steven Gerrard celebrates after beating Ukraine Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Hodgson said: "You've got to single Steven out.

"He has built up to this man of the match award in the previous two games as well, playing a captain's innings throughout."

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