The Premier League has confirmed that the goal-line technology system Hawk-Eye will be used in matches from next season.

The camera-based system will be used in every Premier League ground from the start of the 2013/14 season after it was chosen as the preferred option at a meeting involving members of the 20 Premier League clubs.

The British-based manufacturer, which has previously proved successful in sports such as tennis and cricket, will use seven cameras per goal - usually installed on the roof of the stadium.

The installation is expected to cost between £125,000 - £250,000 at each ground, meaning that it's too expensive to be used at lower-league levels just yet.

This proves to be a landmark day in European football, as many of Europe's elite leagues will now try follow suit. The head of Spain's La Liga said it would follow suit and bring in goal-line technology in two or three years.

Speaking at the Soccerex conference, Francisco Roca Perez said: "We are truly advocates for technology and we will look at the systems and the cost.

"We are not going to be as quick as the Premier League but we are in favour of the system.

"I expect that in two or three years we will be able to do something like this either with technology that we buy or that we create ourselves." 

With FIFA already confirming that Germany-based company "GoalControl" technology is to be used in next year's World Cup in Brazil, this is no doubt a landmark day for European club football.

 

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