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Premier League to introduce goal-line technology next season

Lampard's goal that never was in the 2010 World Cup (©GettyImages)
Lampard's goal that never was in the 2010 World Cup (©GettyImages).

Following the events at the World Cup in 2010, the issue of goal-line technology became even more apparent after Frank Lampard's goal that never was. 

This led to FIFA chief Sepp Blatter trialing technology at this year's World Club Cup.

In recent UEFA Champions League and Euopa League campaigns, extra officials have been put in place to try and eradicate the issue, however this approach, at times, has come in for criticism, with arguments suggesting the officials don’t bring anything to the game. 

Blatter has already stated that goal-line technology will be used at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, and it has now emerged that the Premier League will introduce the technology from next season. 

Dan Johnson, a Premier League spokesman said: "We're working on the basis of having goal-line technology in place for the start of the season.

"All clubs will have to have the system, including those promoted."

Both Hawk-Eye and GoalRef were used in the Club World Cup, therefore it's expected that one of these systems will be put in place for next season's Premier League campaign. 

However, league chiefs have said they will take into account both cost and usage when deciding which system to give the go ahead. 

Johnson also insisted that the implementation will not be too costly and all Premier League teams will be unable to opt out of the system. 

With every decision highlighted and debated in the Premier League, this decision of introducing goal-line technology can only be a welcome one for all clubs involved and officials alike. 

 

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