Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai on Thursday admitted that he should have awarded a goal to Ukraine in their final Euro 2012 match against England and apologised for his mistake.
"After the match, we looked at and evaluated the situation. We realised straight away that we made a mistake," Kassai said on the official website of the Hungarian football federation (MLSZ).
The five officials at the game, including two on the goal-line, were criticised for not awarding a goal to the co-hosts, which arose as England defender John Terry tried to clear after a Joe Hart save from a Marko Devic shot.
Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai poses during a workshop of Euro 2012 referees on May 2, 2012 in Warsaw. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI