FIFA president Sepp Blatter has declared goal-line technology "a necessity" after Ukraine became the latest victims of its absence from the game.

The European Championship co-hosts were denied an equaliser in Tuesday night's decisive 1-0 Group D defeat to England when officials failed to spot Marco Devic's shot had crossed the line.

Blatter, who hopes to convince the game's rule-makers - the International Football Association Board - to give technology the green light, posted on Twitter: "After last night's match £GLT is no longer an alternative but a necessity."

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