The European Championship co-hosts were denied an equaliser in Tuesday’s decisive 1-0 Group D defeat to England when officials failed to spot Marco Devic’s shot had crossed the line.

On the line: England’s John Terry (right) makes a controversial goal-line clearance.  PIC/AFP

Blatter, who hopes to convince the game’s rule-makers — the International Football Association Board — to give technology the green light, posted on Twitter: “After last night’s match £GLT is no longer an alternative but a necessity.”

Meanwhile, UEFA’s chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina said that the goal should have been given.

“The ball crossed the line. That was unfortunate. It would have been better not to have it,” Collina told a news conference in the Polish capital, Warsaw.