Goal-line technology tested in a match for the first time at Club World Cup (shame that absolutely nothing exciting happened then!)
14:23 GMT, 6 December 2012
The opening match of the Club World Cup between Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Auckland City may not have set the pulses racing, but it marked the first time FIFA has employed goal-line technology during a match.
The magnetic-field-based system GoalRef was used in Yokohama, while the matches at Toyota Stadium will be equipped with the camera-based Hawk-Eye system.
I spy: Goal-line technology was used for the first time during the FIFA Club World Cup in Yokohama on Thursday
The ninth Club World Cup features the champions from FIFA's six confederations, plus a team from the host nation. Champions League winners Chelsea and Copa Libertadoes champions Corinthians have a bye into the semi-finals.
Toshihiro Aoyama scored a second-half
goal on Thursday to help J-League champions Hiroshima beat
Auckland 1-0 in the opening match.
Aoyama scored in the 66th minute with
a hard shot from 20 yards. Ryota Moriwaki nearly doubled Sanfrecce's
advantage in the 85th with a shot that hit the crossbar.
Matchwinner: Sanfrecce Hiroshima's Toshihiro Aoyama (second left) celebrates scoring the only goal
Back of the net: Auckland City goalkeeper Tamati Williams (right) reacts after Hiroshima's goal
Shame it's come too late for these blatant gaffes…
Over the line: Frank Lampard's shot against Germany crossed the line but it was not given at the 2010 World Cup finals
Embarrassing: Manchester United keeper Roy Carroll dropped Pedro Mendes' 45-yard punt over the line but the ref didn't spot it