Goal-Line Technology Approved For The Premier League

The English Premier League has finally agreed to use goal-line technology from the start of the 2013-14 season, which will remove any uncertainty whether the ball has crossed the goal line, and help officials make the correct decision as to whether a goal should be awarded or not. The debate about using the technology has raged for many years, with many high profile figures within the game campaigning for and others contesting the need for such technology.

The main arguments against installing goal line technology was that the natural flow of a game would be disrupted, uncertainty as to whether the technology would be accurate enough andพนันเว็บ ufabet มือถือ whether the expense of such a venture could be justified for apparatus that would be seldom used.

Football’s governing body FIFA had always resisted the calls for goal line monitoring equipment but agreed to review its stance following Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal, which was seen to clearly cross the goal line, during England’s game against Germany in the 2010 World Cup. There have been several notable instances in various football matches over recent years when perfectly good goals have been disallowed and later shown by television replays that the ball had crossed the goal line and the goal should have been allowed.

Some believed that introducing such technology was a challenge to the role of the match officials but the idea has now been embraced as an aid to their decision making. Human error has always been a feature of football and although research has shown that top level referees make the right decision ninety five percent of the time the technology is now being seen as a positive way forward.