Premier League eyes goal-line tech for next season

AP, Sunday 4 Mar 2012

English premiership 'welcomes' adoption of goal-line technology in matches

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Football’s rule-makers on Saturday approved two systems for a final round of testing ahead of a definitive decision on 2 July.

If either Hawk-Eye or GoalRef was sanctioned for use in matches, the Premier League’s 20 grounds would have just six weeks to install the technology.

The league has already invested in Hawk-Eye’s development and could start holding talks with GoalRef before the International Football Association Board vote in July.

Premier League communications director Dan Johnson told The Associated Press: “We welcome the moves by FIFA and we would like to introduce (technology) as soon as practically possible.”

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