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UEFA says it will use goal-line technology at this year's European Championship, and in the Champions League from next season.

January 22, 2016

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it will use goal-line technology at this year's European Championship, and in the Champions League starting next season.

The UEFA executive committee approved giving its referees more technical help at its top competitions. The decision did not commit UEFA to choosing a goal-line technology (GLT) provider.

FIFA used the GoalControl system at the 2014 World Cup. The German company and Britain's Hawk-Eye system are widely used in European leagues.

Although UEFA President Michel Platini has been a long-time opponent of GLT, he had shifted position for Euro 2016 in his native France before his ban by the FIFA ethics committee.

At Euro 2012, match officials did not award co-host Ukraine a goal when the ball crossed the line in a 1-0 loss against England.

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