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Hurst baffled by lack of technology

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Sir Geoff Hurst believes it is "stupid" that goal-line technology has yet to be used in football.

The issue is back in the spotlight again after Chelsea's controversial 2-1 win over Tottenham, which saw Frank Lampard's equaliser given despite the whole of the ball appearing not to cross the line.

Hurst, who was involved in a similar situation in the 1966 World Cup final, cannot believe things have not improved since then and he told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme: "We have it (technology) now in all the major sports, tennis, cricket, snooker. Football is our national game, it's the world's biggest game and I am continually astounded that FIFA haven't introduced it just for the goal line itself."

He added: "It's so important and so stupid that we don't have it.

"I'd say that 99% of people would say it's got to be introduced, but a small handful of people in Zurich decide, perhaps because it's not their idea, that they don't want to introduce it.

"I can't fathom it out."

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