Wayne Rooney has welcomed the Premier League’s decision to introduce goal-line technology next season.
The England international was on the pitch when Frank Lampard’s strike against Germany was controversially missed at the 2010 World Cup – a moment which fast-tracked football’s major powers into acting on the use of technology.
And, just over three-years later, the English top flight is set to introduce Hawk-Eye in an effort to help officials make the right decisions.
As far as Rooney’s concerned, it’s a step in the right direction for the game as a whole.
He wrote on his official Facebook page: “Just heard that goal line technology will be used in the Premier League next season. I think this is a very good idea and will hopefully stop all the controversial goal line decisions!”
The post was ironically sent out alongside a picture of Lampard’s famous ‘goal-that-wasn’t’, and it’s such incidents that are sure to be avoided in the future with the use of technology.
Whilst the Premier League have opted to use Hawk-Eye, governing body FIFA have chosen GoalControl-4D for this year’s Confederations Cup in Brazil.
The event is seen as a test for the 2014 World Cup, with the German-based system in pole position for football’s biggest event next year.