FIFA mulling new goal-line technology, option of using extra officials

October 12th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 12(ANI): FIFA is examining the prospect of using technology to assist match officials to avoid a repeat of the controversial calls which plagued this year’s World Cup in South Africa.

The debate over using technology to help match officials was sparked after England midfielder Frank Lampard’s ‘goal’ was ruled out against Germany in the World Cup quarterfinal even though the ball bounced over the line.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said that the international governing body of football was studying 13 goal-line technology systems that could lead to more accurate officiating in matches.

Blatter said that the entire project proposals were presented last week, and will be further discussed at an October 20 meeting of its rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the Telegraph reports.

The panel is also scheduled to discuss worldwide trials using additional officials behind each goal to help referees rule on goal-line judgments and penalty-area decisions.

Football laws can be changed at the IFAB’s annual meeting, which will be held in March.

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