"Perhaps this goal is down to him. Had we not had this extra official, it might not have been given. I have seen cases where the ball has been even further over the line and the goal has not been given."
-- Italy coach Cesare Prandelli hails the use of an extra linesman on each goal line at Euro 2012. Italy's first goal in a 2-0 win over Ireland was an Antonio Cassano header that went over the line before being cleared away by Damien Duff. The goal was not obvious from most angles. (Reuters)