For the Premier League, goal-line technology could be making its way into the game. The introduction of this tool has been in the talks for quite some time but now it seems like it may become a reality.
Dermot Gallagher, a retired Premier League referee claimed that the Premier League refs would love to use this technology and would welcome it into the league.
Gallagher stated that, "all referees want it." Referees are often haunted the next day, finding out that they made an incorrect call whether a player was offside or if the ball crossed the goal-line.
"The Premier League has been a long-term advocate for goal-line technology," a statement from the Premier League read. "We have held discussions with FIFA licensed providers with a view to introducing it as soon as is practically possible."
Many England fans remember Frank Lampard's shot that crossed the line during the 2010 World Cup against Germany. The outcome of that particular match could have been different if the goal was allowed and if the goal-line technology had been integrated. No referee would want a negative reputation because of a disallowed goal.
Soccer is such a popular sport worldwide that it's rather surprising FIFA hasn't used technology to assist with officiating. Whatever the case may be, it seems to be heading in the right direction in regards to goal-line technology, officiating and having a fair game.
Surely the game will benefit from this innovation and improve the fairness of what appears to be and what actually is.
"Hopefully it's a new dawn, a new innovation and an aid to referees," Gallagher added.
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