Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
UEFA may reject goal-line technology
AP, March 28th, 2012 2:01PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Goal-line technology may be all the rage, but UEFA is considering not using it even if a system is approved by FIFA. Soccer's rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), will decide in July whether to approve high-tech aids for referees. Two systems are undergoing final tests. Using such technology will not be compulsory and UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said Wednesday the governing body may opt to use extra assistant referees next to the goals, as is currently done.

UEFA President Michel Platini has led the opposition to technology. He advocates the use of two additional officials to help rule on disputed goals as well as handle match control.

“On goal-line technology you can see whether a goal has been scored or not,” Infantino said. “An additional assistant next to the goal can see this, but also some other things.”

The two extra officials are being used in Champions League and Europa League matches and the IFAB will decide on July 2 whether to approve this change for all competitions. The IFAB will also decide whether to approve high-tech, goal-line devices. But using such technology will not be compulsory even if approved.
“If the technology is approved on July 2 we have to see what is approved, how it will work, how complicated or not it will be … and then it will go to our executive committee,” Infantino said during the SoccerEx convention in Manchester.


Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Raul to Join Cosmos This Week     
Former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez on Tuesday reached an agreement to play for New York ...
Platini: Ballon d'Or Should Not Go to Ronaldo, Messi     
UEFA President Michel Platini believes the 2014 Ballon d'Or should not go to either Cristiano Ronaldo ...
Real's Bale, Ramos Miss Liverpool Clash    
Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's world record signing, and vice-captain Sergio Ramos are both out of Wednesday's ...
Ronaldo, Messi Could Break UCL Record This Week     
The world's two best players will have a chance to break Raul's UEFA Champions League goal ...
Report: Drones Pose a Problem for Sports Authorities     
The Associated Press reports that authorities around the globe are just starting to understand the threat ...
Neville: United Will Struggle Against Chelsea     
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville thinks his former team Manchester United will struggle to deal with ...
LVG: United Can Still Win the League    
Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United can still win the Premier League title despite being 10 ...
Florida star Jordan exceeds expectations    
Savannah Jordan was the 2013 Soccer America Freshman of the Year and played for the USA ...
Reports: Bale to Miss Crucial Week for Real     
According to reports on Monday, Gareth Bale will miss a crucial week for Real Madrid after ...
Injured Lampard to Miss City's Trip to CSKA    
Frank Lampard was carried off on a stretcher as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 at the ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives