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League Cup to use goal-line technology

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The Football League will have its first taste of goal line technology since its introduction to the game, reports the BBC. 

The Hawk Eye system has been in place since the start of this season but has yet to be introduced to leagues below the Premier League.

Goal line technology will be in place at three of the four League cup ties this week and will also be used in the semi-final and final.

Andy Williamson, the chief operating officer of the football league told the BBC that he has been a long time supporter of goal line technology and is more important to have it in cup football.

He said: “In many ways its use in cup football is even more important than in league football, as any decision about whether the ball has crossed the goal line can mean the difference between a club being knocked out or not and could even determine the eventual Wembley winners."

The campaign to introduce Goal line technology gathered pace in England after Frank Lampard's effort that crossed the line in the 2010 World Cup was not given by the officials.

Football's governing body FIFA, gave goal line technology the green light after Ukraine were not awarded a goal against England in Euro 2012 when the video replays showed that the ball had crossed the line.

President of FIFA Sepp Blatter tweeted that goal line technology is now “a necessity”.

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