Goal-line Technology Could Be Introduced as Early as 2012

July 28, 2011

Goal-line technology could be used in the English Premier League as early as the start of the 2012-13 season.

The law-making International Football Association Board will rule in March 2012 on whether to approve the system.

If it gets the green light then FIFA boss Sepp Blatter says leagues can use it from the start of the 2012-13 season, if “accurate and affordable”.

Premier League boss Richard Scudamore has insisted that the Premier League will adopt the technology as soon as permission is given to do so.

Blatter added that goal-line technology could also be used at the 2014 World Cup, despite his previous dislike of the technology, an opinion which changed after Frank Lampard’s ‘goal’ against Germany in the 2010 World Cup.

Private trials of different systems of goal-line technology are taking place this year, with the international board to make its decision in March 2012.

If the body approves a system, it will then be brought into law on 1 July 2012.