FIFA tight-lipped after blown calls
FIFA refused to comment Monday on mistakes made by World Cup match officials that contributed to the elimination of England and Mexico.
The governing body of world soccer did not send any officials with responsibility for referees to its daily briefing despite widespread furor over Sunday's errors.
FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot faced hostile questioning but said he was not competent to discuss decisions by referees or soccer's rules-making panel, which has rejected introducing video technology that would help match officials.
"We obviously will not open any debate," Maingot said. "This is obviously not the place for this."
Television replays quickly showed Sunday that England was denied a goal against Germany when Frank Lampard's shot bounced down from the crossbar and over the goal line.
Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda waved away the 38th-minute non-goal, which would have levelled the game at 2-2. Germany went on to win 4-1.