The clamour for goal-line technology has intensified after Frank Lampard was denied a legitimate equaliser in England's second-round clash against Germany, who went on to win 4-1.

Mexico are also heading home after a 3-1 defeat by Argentina in the later kick-off, although replays showed that Carlos Tevez was clearly offside as he scored Argentina's first goal.

But Fifa did not send any officials with responsibility for refereeing to its daily briefing on Monday.

Not the place

And after facing some hostile questioning, spokesman Nicolas Maingot said it was "obviously not the place" to debate refereeing errors or the merits of goal-line and video technology.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has made it clear he strongly opposes their introduction and calls were dismissed again on 11th March at a meeting of the International Football Association Board, which decides the rules of the game.