Goal-line technology edging closer

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Juan Mata's goal for Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley again drew attention to the issue of goal-line technology.

The Spaniard's effort did not cross the line but referee Martin Atkinson awarded the goal and Chelsea were handed a 2-0 lead. Tottenham did pull a goal back, but Chelsea went on to win 5-1.

Goal-line technology was approved in principle by football's law-makers in March and the first system could be in place at the end of this year. The International FA Board (IFAB) announced they will go forward with final tests on two goal-line systems - British company Hawkeye's and GoalRef, a German-Danish firm - ahead of an ultimate decision in July.

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