Football fans will be delighted to know that goal-line technology has finally been announced and will be implemented from this season.
For years, shots that bounce near the line have been difficult calls for referees and officials to get right, and many fans have got annoyed when tight decisions haven't gone their way.
Referees have only a split second to react and make a decision and people don’t always realise how difficult a decision it is, and to give them the credit they deserve.
However, every now and again a referee makes a decision so bad or so incorrect that fans uproar and goal-line technology is called for by the masses.
Take the 2010 World Cup match between England and Germany. England were losing heavily, and needed a goal from somewhere to try and get back into the game.
Sure enough Frank Lampard unleashed a long range pile-driver that hit the underside of the bar and bounced clearly past the line (see picture above).
It was moment later when the officials ruled the shot as a no goal, infuriating the England midfielder and fans alike.
Lampard was annoyed in his post-match interview when he claimed he knew the ball had crossed the line.
After this incident, the cry for goal-line technology ramped up, and after three years it seems that FIFA have finally taken notice, to the joy and relief of football fans around the world.
The only question that remains now, is how successful the technology will be, and why has it taken so long to be announced?
The most important thing however is that it will be here next season and will hopefully stop any poor decisions like the Lampard 'goal' from happening again.
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