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Monday, March 5, 2012

Goal-line video approved for testing

AP

BAGSHOT, England — Goal-line technology could be introduced in soccer by the end of the year after two systems were approved Saturday for a final round of testing ahead of a vote in July.

Soccer's rule-making body chose Hawk-Eye and GoalRef among the eight systems considered to provide fast and accurate decisions on disputed goals.

English Football Association general secretary Alex Horne said the two high-tech aids will be "tested to destruction," before they can be approved for use in matches at a meeting of the International Football Association Board on July 2.

While that's considered too late for any system to be used in the major European leagues in the 2012-13 season, FIFA hopes to have goal-line technology at the Club World Cup in December in Japan and certainly by the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.



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