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FIFA set for goalline technology proposals

FIFA will move closer to the introduction of goalline technology next week with 13 companies set to present their solutions at the body’s headquarters in Zurich.

The feedback will then sent to the International Football Association Board whose next meeting is scheduled for March.  The tests, between February 7th-13th, will require solutions to meet certain criteria including 100% accuracy and the ability to send a decision to a referee within a second.

Companies include Hawk-Eye, already used in cricket and tennis, as well as Cairos and Goalminder.  The ongoing debate has seen criticism from those citing that such technology could not be applied at the lower levels of football including the grassroots game.

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