Goal-line technology trialled at England game

Goal Line technologyGoal-line technology will be introduced in England’s international friendly against Belgium on June 2nd.

The footballing world have been split over whether additional technology should be used to help official make correct decisions regarding whether the ball crossed the goal-line.

However, Fifa have confirmed that they are dabbling with the idea of introducing technology after seeing success in other sports, and the Hawkeye system will be used for The Three Lions game a week on Saturday.

“Such tests could lead to the International Football Association  Board (IFAB) approving the introduction of GLT at its special meeting at the beginning of July,” a statement reads.

“Only the EMPA observers, IFAB and FIFA representatives at Wembley will have access to the GLT system readings.

“Therefore, should a goal-line incident occur at this or any of the ‘test’ matches, the system will not be utilised by the match officials.

“It means the GLT system will have no influence on the outcome of the matches in which the system is being tested.

“FIFA would like to place on record its sincere thanks to the Football Association for their willingness to support the live match tests, a critical part of Test Phase 2 for goal-line technology.”

By Gareth McKnight