Despite admitting there have been refereeing mistakes, FIFA, soccer's world governing body, reiterated Sunday that video replays would not be used to help settle disputes.
But some kind of video technology might be used in the future as a way to determine whether the ball crossed the goal line, FIFA spokesman Keith Cooper said.
"No doubt as technology moves on, the pressure for adopting some kind of video technology will increase," he said. "If any kind of technology were to be introduced it would be solely for judging whether the ball has crossed the line between the goalpost and under the crossbar."
Several countries, particularly Italy, Spain, Mexico and the United States, have criticized the officiating at the World Cup.
Midfielders Claudio Reyna and Landon Donovan of the United States are among 33 finalists for the Mastercard All-Star team selected by FIFA's Technical Committee. The finalists will be announced today, and the team will be revealed Friday.