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Goal - line technology

goal line ballThe Premier League will introduce goal-line technology next season.

It is not yet clear which systems are in talks with the Premier League but Hawkeye, used in tennis and cricket and optical-based, and GoalRef, which uses magnetic fields, were used at last year's Club World Cup.

Two new systems have been granted licenses by FIFA this week.

On Monday the Cairos system, which uses magnetic fields around the goals, was given the nod then on Friday another German-produced system, GoalControl 4D - which uses 14 high-speed cameras placed around the pitch and directed at both goals to determine whether the ball had entered the goal - received the green light.

Spokesman Dan Johnson said the chosen system will be used at all Premier League grounds.

"We're working on the basis of having goal-line technology in place for the start of the season," said Premier League spokesman Dan Johnson.

"All clubs will have to have the system, including those promoted."

FIFA stated recently that it plans to use goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup. The four systems will participate in a tender for this year's Confederations Cup then the main tournament in Brazil.

The International Football Association Board - responsible for rule-making in the sport - will meet in Edinburgh on Saturday and is expected to be told that the trials at the Club World Cup in Japan were a success.
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