EPL may use goal-line tech from next season

Feb 21, 2013, 09:34 IST | AFP

The English Premier League yesterday confirmed its intention to introduce goal-line technology in time for the start of the 2013-14 season

FIFA announced on Tuesday that technology providing instant verdicts on goal-line decisions will be used for the first time at the Confederations Cup in Brazil.

The English top flight has been in talks since last year with two companies, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, over the introduction of one of the two systems.

Both systems were successfully trialled at December’s Club World Cup in Japan and the Premier League says it hopes to be able to make use of the technology from next season.

“The Premier League has been a long-term advocate for goal-line technology. We have held discussions with FIFA licensed providers with a view to introducing it as soon as is practically possible,” read a statement from the EPL.

However, the Premier League’s implementation of the technology could be delayed by the tendering process involving the two rival companies.

Hawk-Eye, a British company, and GoalRef, a German firm, were tested against each other at the Club World Cup and the Premier League is reported to be looking to a deal with only one of them.

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