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It’s A Goal? Goal-Line Technology Approved By FIFA

Over the years football governing body FIFA have been under pressure to intro due  goal-line technology in football. At first fans were skeptical about the introduction of technology in football amidst fears it will slow down the match, some said it will take away some the excitement missed calls sometimes bring to a match.

In a recent meeting held in Zurich the technology was finally approved and will be done by using two systems, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef. This decision came was given the green light by the IFAB after passing a series of tests set out by FIFA.

Jerome Valcke (FIFA General Secretary) said they intend  on introducing goal-line technology in December for the Club World Cup in which will be held in Japan, the Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Over the years there have been many instances of goals being scored but were not allowed as the referee or his linesmen failed to see it. A few notable instances were Manchester United v Tottenham (Premier League 2005), England v Germany (World Cup 2010), Ukraine v England (Euro 2012).

The English FA haven been lobbying for this decision for many years and they have welcomed this news with opened arms.

“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.”

Do you welcome technology in football?

 

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Manuel Neuer Is Honoured With United Interest

“I want to be the world’s No.1 keeper and stay on top. Those objectives can only be realised if I play the Champions League. If the season improves it is possible we could extend my contract, but the fact that Manchester United have been watching me for some time is an honour for me.”

Manuel Neuer plays for Schalke who is currently struggling in the German Bundesliga picking up a mere four points out of a possible twenty one.

I hope we can turn the corner and get back on track. My contract runs until 2012 and I have always made it clear that I would play this season for Schalke. As for the future, we will see. I want to be playing in European competition next year.