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Thursday July 5 2012
FIFA OK goal-line technology

The International Football Association Board have voted in favour of FIFA introducing goal-line technology into the game of football.

The IFAB, the body that determines the laws of the game, met today to discuss the implementation of two specific technologies to aid match officials in determining goal-line decisions.

A number of high-profile cases have hit the sport in recent years, including Frank Lampard’s incorrectly disallowed goal for England against Germany at the 2010 World Cup, Ukraine’s incorrectly disallowed goal against England during Euro 2012 and, at club level, Sulley Muntari’s incorrectly disallowed goal for Milan against Juventus last season.

FIFA are now in support of assisting their referees with technology and its ratification from the IFAB means that the governing body can now consider which of two systems - Hawk-Eye and GoalRef - to progress forwards with.

Technology could begin to be implemented in stadiums as soon as the start of the calendar year of 2013.

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