20 years after Spain left the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals due to an illegal goal scored by South Korea, the Spaniards tasted the same cup again, losing 1-2 against Japan - yesterday, Thursday - in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with a controversial goal that no one was convinced of because The ball crossed the goal line.

And in the World Cup in South Korea and Japan in 2002, the ball crossed the goal line clearly, so that Korea, the owner of the stadium, tied with Spain before winning a penalty shootout, in a mistake that did not fall from the memory of the Spaniards. Until now, the trial of Egyptian international referee Jamal Al-Ghandour is renewed from the press and media there before each copy of the Cup. the world since then.

And it seemed that the same mistake was repeated against Spain yesterday when Oh Tanaka scored the winning goal for Japan, at the end of the first round matches, from a cross that the naked eye on the field and on television saw that it had crossed the goal line, but with modern technology and video technology there is no longer any room for a repeat goal. South Korea illegal.

A deceptive picture of the ball after it came out of the Japanese player's foot, as if it had crossed the goal line (Reuters)

And after the South African referee, Victor Gomez, waited several minutes to review the exciting situation in the VAR room, the goal was calculated after making sure that the ball did not cross the entire goal line, which is the main condition for counting it as a goal kick or a corner kick.

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However, some may ask a question about the television footage in which everyone saw as if the ball had crossed the line, and we explain here that if the ball had been on the ground, it would have been easier to control its crossing of the line than if it was in the air, and indeed, despite its walking on the field, it no longer touches the goal line. , but this does not mean that it came out because the circular part of it was only about two centimeters on the line.

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Al-Jazeera Net learned that the referees of the mouse room relied in their decision on high camera shots and the "3D" feature to discover this very simple virtual contact, to make sure that the ball does not cross the entirety of Spain's goal line.

Fortunately for Spain, this controversial goal did not take them out of the World Cup this time, but it knocked them out of the top of the group to occupy second place with 4 points, two points behind leaders Japan.

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