â€œIt is obvious that after the experiences so far at this World Cup it would be a nonsense not to re-open the file on goalline technology,â€ Blatter said at a briefing with the media on Tuesday.
â€œI deplore when you see the evident refereesâ€™ mistakes. It has not been a five-star game for referees. I am distressed by the evident refereesâ€™ mistakes. I have expressed my apologies.â€
The issue came the fore after two important decisions at World Cup matches in South Africa on Sunday were shown by instant replays to be incorrect.
First a shot from England midfielder Frank Lampard that clattered against Germanyâ€™s crossbar and bounced down well over the line when England, chasing a comeback, were 2-1 down.
Germany, clearly rattled at the time, went on to win the second round match 4-1.
In the later game, Mexico had been enjoying the better of the game against Argentina when Carlos Tevez opened the scoring from a clearly offside position, setting Diego Maradonaâ€™s side on their way to a 3-1 win.
â€œI have apologised to the two delegations,â€ Blatter said.
Blatter talks goalline technology