Friday April 27 2012
FIFA test goalline technology

FIFA have confirmed they will test Hawk-Eye goalline technology in live games from next month after pressure from clubs including Milan.

The Rossoneri were leading the protest in favour of technology after the ball crossed the line during their 1-1 draw with Juventus, but the goal was not spotted by the referee or his assistants.

On Friday FIFA announced the Hawk-Eye system, already used in tennis and cricket, will be used in the Hampshire FA Senior Cup Final between Eastleigh FC and AFC Totton on May 16 at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium. Another fixture will also be tested, but that is yet to be confirmed.

However, the referees will not have access to the technology, so “only the EMPA observer in the stadium” will view the readings.

Another system is also undergoing tests in Denmark, titled GoalRef, and is considered by the International Football Association Board.

The IFAB is expected to decide on whether to use goalline technology at a meeting on July 2.

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