Video: Egypt’s Ahmed Hassan scores phantom goal against Cameroon
African Cup of Nations now marred by lack of goal-line technology
The 2010 African Cup of Nations was never destined to go down as one of the great tournaments of all-time, but a dodgy phantom goal in a quarter-final match was the last thing it needed.
Egypt were leading Cameroon 2-1 in extra time when Ahmed Hassan took this free-kick. While Carlos Kameni’s goalkeeping technique is questionable, there is no doubt that he keeps the ball out as he palms it onto the angle of the crossbar.
The match officials saw the situation slightly differently though and awarded the goal. If this happens in a World Cup quarter-final, FIFA will be wishing they had not dithered on goal-line technology.
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