Goal Line Technology at World Cup step closer
- Chances are that next year during the European Football Championship using goal-line technology. The Executive Committee assumes that next month a decision. During the UEFA meeting on Friday in Paris was the subject already extensively discussed.
" We have extensively talked about, '' said General Secretary Gianni Infantino at a press conference. " Many people are in favor. When we go for goal-line technology, which next season will be introduced in our top events. We have still some logistical and practical challenges ahead. ''The currently suspended UEFA president Michel Platini has always spoken out strongly against the use of technical aids. The Frenchman sees more benefit from additional referees on the lines, the so-called fifth and sixth officials who monitor the rear lines.Expensive systemIn major European leagues like the English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1 will be made use of goal-line technology. Also at the World Championships last year in Brazil held cameras to the millimeter monitor whether or not a ball was over the line. In the Dutch league, only one stadium is equipped with that expensive system. Until the winter hang the cameras in the Amsterdam ArenA in the second half of the season moves the system to De Kuip.UEFA takes a final decision in January. Goal-line technology will be used during the upcoming European Championships and next season's Champions League and Europa League.