5 Feb 2011

Football looking into goal line technology again

11:02 am on 5 February 2011

Football's rule-makers will consider the results from tests on 10 different goal-line technology systems when they meet for their annual meeting in Cardiff next month.

Stray dogs and players' tights will also be on the agenda of the International Football Association Board on March 5th but technology will doubtless command the fullest attention after the issue was revived during last year's World Cup.

The IFAB had dismissed the use of goal-line systems one year ago but the debate was re-ignited by England's disallowed goal in the World Cup second round match against Germany, when replays showed the ball clearly over the line.

FIFA says the proposed systems will be tested next week by the Zurich-based research institute EMPA.

The use of video technology, which could help the referee decide on a handball or offside decision, will not be up for discussion in Cardiff.