By Alan Duffy
Welcome to the future! The International Football Association Board have approved the introduction of goal-line technology after a vote at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich.
Two systems, ‘Hawk-Eye’ and the dismally-named ‘GoalRef’ will be introduced for the Club World Cup in December (involving Chelsea), although the Premier League may move even quicker and get it installed at some point during the forthcoming league season.
After the new technology was given the all-clear, FA bigwig Alex Horne, said:
“We welcome today’s decision by IFAB and will engage in discussions with both Hawkeye and GoalRef in the near future with a view to introducing goal-line technology as soon as is practically possible.”
“It may be December until the technology is absolutely finally approved and installed in stadia. Priority is