Although Beckenbauer has repeatedly criticised
The inexplicable decision not to award Lampard's 'goal', after the ball bounced off the underside of the bar and landed a clear two feet over the line, has been described in some quarters as German revenge for
Yet Beckenbauer, who was the victim on that occasion, does not see the comparison.
He accepts there will never be a definitive answer to whether Hurst's shot crossed the line or not. Everyone knows Lampard's did.
"I was sorry for
"There is no comparison here to the famous Wembley goal scored by
"Whether or not that shot from
"That Lampard's shot landed behind the line is much clearer."
Having ruled out the use of technology to assist match officials, FIFA president
The influence of outside forces may end up being strictly limited, but any assistance is a good thing as far as Beckenbauer is concerned.
"I am pleased that the FIFA president wants to open the discussion again on perhaps using videos or microchip technology in the ball," said Beckenbauer.
"There is also talk of additional match officials behind the goal.
"Whatever helps the cause of justice is also good for football. Just as long as it doesn't get too complicated."
Fabio Capello has declared himself 'angry' after a controversial set of World Cup player rankings was published in his name without his permission.