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Ukraine goal should have been allowed says Collina

Poland, Jun 20: UEFA admitted on Wednesday that Ukraine should have been awarded a goal in its European Championship game against England.“We made a mistake,” UEFA's Chief Refereeing Officer Pierluigi Collina said. “I wish we
India TV News Desk June 20, 2012 18:30 IST
India TV News Desk
Poland, Jun 20: UEFA admitted on Wednesday that Ukraine should have been awarded a goal in its European Championship game against England.





“We made a mistake,” UEFA's Chief Refereeing Officer Pierluigi Collina said. “I wish we hadn't made the mistake but we did. Referees are human beings and human beings make mistakes.”

England's John Terry made a goalline clearance in the decisive group stage game in Donetsk on Tuesday, but replays showed the ball was just over the line. England led 1-0 at the time.

Collina said Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai and his team of assistants would play no further part in the tournament, but no blame was attributed to the referee