The communications director of FIFA, Nicolas Maingot, began the meeting with the international press day Monday in Johannesburg, stating that the entity does not and will not make any comment related to the arbitration of the World Cup. A clear message that the mistakes of Sunday's games would not be discussed.
Nevertheless, within 30 minutes of "Daily Medía Briefing", all questions were devoted to the subject. Maingot said simply, before each question, that FIFA does not comment on the arbitration and who decides on the use of technology in football is the International Football Association Board.
The communications director said that, if they had to make a comment, the press will be warned. Asked if he sees no contradiction as the use of 32 cameras in the stadiums for the transmission of the parties and not to help referees, said that there are different matters, and that the intent is to bring more play to the viewer.
Maingot said that judges are not authorized to comment on their performances, and their peers. In the match between Germany and England, Jorge Larrionda did not collect a valid Franck Lampard goal despite the ball topped by the English had crossed the goal line.
Already in the match between Argentina and Mexico, Carlos Tevez scored a goal offside, but the Italian Roberto Rosetti confirmed the move. In this case, an electronic billboard Soccer City stadium passed the replay of the goal, causing the reaction of the Mexican players and fans. Rossetti came to talk to his assistant, Stefano Ayroldi, but did not change the decision and confirmed both. The communications director of FIFA acknowledged that the move should not have been transmitted at that time, and that failure is the responsibility of the tournament organizing committee.
Finally, Maingot said "We obviously will not open any debate over the introduction of video technology in soccer". "This is obviously not the place for this."