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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fifa to test goal-line technology

Over the line?
World football’s governing body Fifa has reacted to a recent outcry by announcing plans to test goal-line technology in official matches.

Fifa says the GoalRef system will be used either in two matches in Denmark s top league, or in one league match and an international exhibition.

The other system being considered by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the game’s rule-making body, is Hawk-Eye. That will be used in England’s May 16 Hampshire FA Senior Cup Final, a competition generally for amateur clubs.

The IFAB is set to make a final decision on whether to allow the use of goal-line technology at a meeting on July 2.

There also will be a series of lab and training ground tests on the systems, which should help officials decide whether the ball has crossed the goal line.

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