FIFA President: 'historic day'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has hailed today as a historic day for football after the International FA Board's landmark decision to permit its use in today's game.

Blatter told the BBC tonight Frank Lampard's disallowed goal against Germany in South Africa pushed FIFA to start testing technology.

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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.