Fifa promise 'definitive decision' on goal-line technology in July

 

Pa
Wednesday 01 February 2012 13:10
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German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer watches Frank Lampard's strike bounce off the crossbar and over the line during the 2010 World Cup. The goal was disallowed and England were knocked out of the tournament
German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer watches Frank Lampard's strike bounce off the crossbar and over the line during the 2010 World Cup. The goal was disallowed and England were knocked out of the tournament

FIFA today promised a "definitive decision" on the use of goal-line technology would be made at this summer's International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting.

The game's world governing body also confirmed the preceding IFAB meeting next month would include a discussion on whether to allow teams to make a fourth substitution during matches that go into extra-time.

In addition, the March 3 gathering in Surrey will look at proposed changes to the rule which sees players sent off and suspended for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity in instances which also see a penalty awarded.

Those are among eight proposals and amendments to the laws of the game on the agenda.

The experiments into goal-line technology and additional assistant referees will be discussed next month.

But a final decision on the future of both will be taken at a special meeting which is planned for July 2, the day after the European Championship final.

PA

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