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Premier League clubs set approve Goal-Line Technology for next season

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Sensors will tell referees if the ball has crossed the line (©GettyImages)
Sensors will tell referees if the ball has crossed the line (©GettyImages).

Football Association general secretary Alex Horne expects  Premier League clubs to give the green light for goal-line technology to be used in matches next season.

FIFA approved German company GoalControl ahead of rivals including Hawkeye, whose systems are used in tennis and cricket as the provider of the technology last week.

incorrectlyThe technology will notify referees if the ball has crossed the line in one second, and is designed to stop controversies such as Pedro Mendes'  disallowed goal against Manchester United in 2005.

The FA and the Premier League have long been advocates for the use of Goal Line Technology, and Horne says he expects top-tier English clubs to approve its use for next season when they meet on Thursday.

"I always thought it was an ideal piece of technology to allow into the game,' said Horne.

'The [Premier League] club meeting is on Thursday so I'm expecting it to go through at that meeting.'

The system will be used at this summer's Confederation Cup and could be implemented at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if proved successful.

FIFA had initially resisted calls for the use of technology in football, however President Sepp Blatter had a change of heart after Frank Lampard's goal was wrongly disallowed in England's 4-1 defeat against Germany at the 2010 World Cup. After calling a review, world football's governing body approved its use in football last July.

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