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Goal-line technology to be used in UEFA Euro 2016

UEFA president Michel Platini will introduce goal-line technology at the 2016 European Championship in France, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Credit: PA

Platini, the former France midfielder and national coach, has been a staunch opponent of the system in his seven years as UEFA chief. The system is being used by FIFA at the World Cup for the first time.

"I have spoken to UEFA president Michel Platini who said he will introduce goal-line technology at the next European Championship in France in 2016", said Blatter, once an opponent of the system himself.