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May 21, 2014

Germany to re-vote on technology

World Cup referee Dr Felix Brych insists goal-line technology is a welcome addition at next month's FIFA World Cup.

Bayern Munich have promised to table a motion to introduce goal-line technology into German football as Borussia Dortmund's public row with the German FA (DFB) over the standard of refereeing during the cup final rumbles on.

Dortmund were denied a goal in their DFB-Pokal defeat to Bayern on Saturday when referee Florian Meyer failed to spot that Mats Hummels' header was 40cm over the line before it was cleared by Dante, sparking calls for a fresh vote on the use of technology in German football.

Bayern -- who, along with Dortmund, voted in favour of technology when the motion was rejected in March -- have revealed they have now requested a new ballot take place during the next meeting of German football league clubs.

"We want to protect football and especially the referees better," Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on the club's official website. "It is unbearable to see the degree to which the referees -- who do not have replays, the ability to see in slow motion or mathematical calculations at their disposal -- are named and shamed in public."

Bayern said the DFL vote would be "for the Bundesliga only," but the DFB -- which stages the cup matches -- had said it would abide by the clubs' decision when the motion was last debated.

Despite Dortmund's support for technology, their sporting director, Michael Zorc, said after the DFB-Pokal final that the goal was "pretty clear even with the naked eye" while their coach, Juergen Klopp, insisted there was no excuse for Meyer's error.

"When the player stands on the goal line with his right leg and clears the ball with his left leg, he would have to be a member of the Cirque du Soleil to do that without the ball crossing the line," Klopp told his postmatch news conference. "You can see that. You don't need goal line technology for it."

Those comments drew criticism from DFB referee chief Herbert Fandel, who said in Der Westen on Monday that Klopp had sparked a "lowbrow" debate.

Fandel -- who has made clear his belief that technology should be utilised -- added: "These are people, not machines. [The referee] cannot make decisions based on suspicions. He must be 100 percent sure. [Klopp] should think about how he handles his rage in the future."

However, Zorc responded by telling Ruhr Nachrichten: "I find Fandel's words quite outrageous. We are the victims in this situation. One could have seen that the ball had crossed the line but, in spite of that, nobody says that he is sorry and instead hits out in our direction."

He added: "You can top the Bundesliga's fair play ranking year in, year out, but nobody is interested in that, especially not the referees. The main thing [for the referees] is that we stay quiet."

Meanwhile, an online petition asking for an independent investigation into corruption at the DFB in the wake of the cup final has been signed by over 25,000 people.

However, Jens Weber, an editor for the Dortmund fanzine schwatzgelb.de, told ESPN FC he felt the petition was "mega embarrassing."

He added: "There might have been a few wrong calls, but nobody stopped us from scoring more goals."

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