It's not really funny anymore, is it? How long can Blatter keep technology from the fields?
The whole complexion of the match would have changed if that perfectly good goal had stood and the teams went in at half-time with the scores level at 2-2.
Germany looked rattled for a while but scoring their third goal gave them a two-goal cushion; Germany relaxed after that and England all but gave up.
If Germany had scored and it went to 3-2, then there would still have been a lot of tension in the game and a lot to play for. England would have been fighting for an equaliser rather than giving up.
Having said that though, Germany were/are definitely the better side, and they actually have a chance of going on and winning the tournament, which is something I wouldn't say about England.
Even if England had scraped a victory against the Germans we would have been humiliated by Argentina in the next round, or by Brazil or Spain in the following rounds.
We do have some world-class players such as Rooney and Gerrard, but they didn't perform as well as they could. And I don't think the likes of Heskey, Upson and Johnson fall into the category of "world-class".