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Bundesliga rules out goal-line technology



The Deutsche Fußball-Liga (DFL), the governing body of the German Bundesliga, has ruled out the implementation of goal-line technology for the upcoming 2013/14 season.

The DFL has decided to wait for the outcome of various tests in the coming months before the goal-line technology is used in of the major football leagues in Europe according to a press release on Wednesday.

DFL Press Release

In view of the contrasting positions of FIFA and UEFA, as well as the unanswered questions regarding measurement precision, the executive board of the League Association has decided not to introduce goal-line technology in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 for the time being.

A final decision will not be made until the results of FIFA’s planned tests at the FIFA Club World Cup in December in Japan and at the Confederations Cup in the summer in Brazil have been evaluated. The introduction of goal-line technology for the start of the 2013/14 season is, therefore, not an issue at present.

After consultation and analysis of a club survey, the management board concluded that opinions were split on the matter.

The International FA Board (IFAB) and FIFA took a historic decision in July, when they finally approved the use of goal-line technology in professional football [+ read more]. FIFA tournaments will witness the use of the technology very soon, while football leagues around the globe are expected to implement the new resources.