A few weeks ago, I was pointing out that goal line technology was a must in football for many reasons. Today, UEFA gave the green light to a long due technology.
The use of goal-line technology was approved for the final tournament of UEFA EURO 2016 in France, as well as for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League from the play-offs onwards. The system will work alongside additional assistant referees who will continue to monitor all activity in and around the penalty area. The goal-line technology system supplier will be announced in due course.
The UEFA Executive Committee also decided to look into the feasibility of implement goal-line technology in the UEFA Europa League, as from the group stage onwards, starting in the 2017/18 season.
UEFA’s executive committee also announced they would be unanimously backing candidate Gianni Infantino in the FIFA presidential elections.