SPL willing to trial goal-line technology
Friday 30 December 2011
The Scottish Premier League have offered to be guinea pigs if FIFA
decide to trial goal-line technology.
World football's governing body have been testing camera systems and will decide in July whether to go ahead with full-scale tests.
SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster has offered to pilot any such scheme in Scotland next season, believing it can end controversy over decisions such as the one that saw Rangers' Lee Wallace denied what looked like a goal in the Old Firm game on Wednesday night.
Neither referee Willie Collum nor his assistant was able to tell whether the whole of the ball had crossed the line from the defender's header before Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster clawed it away.
Doncaster told the Daily Record: "I'm in favour of goal-line technology and have offered the SPL for any pilot scheme that might be approved by FIFA."
Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan said: "The test results will be discussed in March. The Old Firm game was another example where the technology would have been useful."
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