Thursday July 5th, 2012

After several high-profile refereeing errors at the goal, IFAB has officially approved the use of goal-line technology in global soccer, reports SI's Grant Wahl.


The International Football Association Board, which is comprised of FIFA and the four British soccer associations, approved the measure days after FIFA President Sepp Blatter called it a "necessity."

Ukraine was not credited with a goal in a must-win game versus England in the European Championship, losing 1-0 and being eliminated from the tournament it was hosting.

Wahl reports that the use of goal-line technology will be up to event organizers, but the technology will certainly be used in two years for the biggest event in the world's most popular sport. [tweet]

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