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On October 13, 2013 when Ethiopia Vs. Nigeria was playing for the World Cup 2014 qualifier , one of Ethiopia's goal was denied/rejected  by referee  because he ruled out the ball was saved by Nigerian player #2. But as the photo and video shows the ball was saved after it cross the goal line. According to football/soccer long standing  rule and FIFA's guidelines,  it is pure  100% goal.  Now  we are asking FIFA's governing body to review the video, picture and eye witnesses and award the goal to team Ethiopia.

According to Football Law #10 which states as follows, Ethiopia had a genuine goal.

Law 10: The Method of Scoring Goal Scored: A goal is scored when the whole of the ball crosses the whole of the goalline between the posts and crossbar, provided there is no infringement such as offside, a foul or handball. The team that scores the most goals wins the match. If the number of goals scored between the two sides is equal at the end of a match, it is a draw. When competition rules require that there must be a winner, the outcome will be decided by either: - Away goals rule- Extra-time- Penalty kicks.


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