Ferdinand, ruled out of the competition with a knee injury, watched the old enemy run rampant in the last-16 clash in Bloemfontein.

In the second half a dominant Germany showing rendered that decision academic but Ferdinand believes it may have been a different story had the sides gone in 2-2 at the break.

Joachim Low’s side were 2-1 up when Lampard’s shot hit the crossbar and landed a good yard over the line, only for the goal not to be given by the Uruguayan officials.

Read the complete report from the Daily Telegraph here.