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Goal-line technology approved

International football lawmakers have approved the use of goal-line technology. The historical decision means systems to detect whether a ball has crossed the line could be in place in the Premier League early next year.

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Approval for goal-line technology

John Terry makes the clearance though television replays show the ball had crossed the line. Credit: Press Association

Goal-line technology has been approved as part of the laws of football in an historic decision by the International FA Board (IFAB).

Two systems, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, have been approved by the IFAB after passing a series of scientific tests.

Technology could be introduced into the Premier League as soon as the new year following the decision at a meeting in Zurich.

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