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UEFA approves goal-line technology

UEFA approves goal-line technology


UEFA says it will use goal-line technology for the finals of EURO 2016 in France and in the Champions League from next season.

During a press briefing at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, UEFA’s spokesperson Pedro Pinto said the system will be used alongside additional assistant referees who will continue to monitor all activity in and around the penalty area.

At the same time, the body says it will unanimously support the candidature of Gianni Infantino in the FIFA presidential elections set for February 26.

However, UEFA said it will not hold a presidential election to replace suspended UEFA President, Michel Platini until the sports justice appeal bodies decides his fate.

Platini, who had been strong favourite to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, was banned for eight years from all football activities by the world governing body’s own ethics committee last month.

He had been a long time opponent of the technology.

Since the goal-line technology was first approved by the International Football Association Board in 2012, it has been successfully implemented across a number of football tournaments including the FIFA World Cup in 2014.