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Reuters said:
FIFA ends all goal-line technology experiments
Goal-line technology to determine whether a goal has been scored will not be used in football for the foreseeable future, the game's law-makers ruled on Saturday.

FIFA, world soccer's governing body, will not sanction any further experiments into technological aids, and according to Brian Barwick, the chief executive of the English FA who supported the experiments, "the idea is now dead in the water".

Instead, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the game's ultimate law-making body, gave its approval for experiments to start this year with an additional assistant referee placed behind each goal to help the referee rule on contentious decisions.
Barwick said at a news conference after the IFAB's annual meeting: "We are very disappointed. We were in favour of goal-line technology. But it is dead in the water. There will be no more experiments and it will not be back on the agenda next year -- or in the foreseeable future."

IFAB, formed in 1886, determines the laws of the game and comprises delegates from the four British associations and four from FIFA. Proposals need a three-quarter-majority vote to be approved.
The proposal for goal-line technology was defeated by a 5-3 vote with the four FIFA votes and one from Wales outweighing England, Scotland and Northern Ireland who were in favour.

Jerome Valcke, FIFA's general secretary, said experiments using the additional linesmen would take place in either a UEFA or FIFA tournament later this year.

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The IFAB had been considering two technological systems: a "smart" ball with a microchip developed by Adidas and the German company Cairos, and a camera-based system developed by the Hawkeye company whose system is used in tennis and cricket.

After making a presentation to the Board on Saturday and then being told of their decision, Hawkeye's managing director Paul Hawkins said: "I am absolutely stunned by their decision.

"It is completely out of the blue. A year ago they met and gave us four criteria to meet and we have met all of them, yet they have kicked it out now.

"A lot of money has been invested, a lot of time and effort and I am staggered."

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has long been against using technology.

Welsh FA general secretary David Collins said: "We believe football is a game played by human beings, it's a game with a human face and there was a feeling it would hinder the flow of the game."
Extra assistents behind the goals ? :dielaugh:
 

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FIFA still lives in the 19th century, it seems.
 

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Of course FIFA is 19th century:

-no moving images
-women are excluded
-the people have nothing to say
-racism isn't punished
-the US aren't a worldpower (yet)
-France still has it's African colonies

Really, even an idiot could see it.
 

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Pathetic decision of FIFA. Ice hockey introduced techniques to determine if a goal was scored or not ages ago, FIFA apparently prefers to continue the trend of teams losing games by doubtful goals... Sepp Blatter is a total idiot, and this proves that again (well, not that we didn't know that already...)
 

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That's a shame. If they can't get what seems like a simple tech advancement put in place like tennis or hockey, there's absolutely no hope in making progress with a technology to save the offside rule from being the disgrace it is.
 

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Sorry but explain that to a team getting eliminated from the Champions League thanks to a falsely approved goal. Check the difference on the club's bank account and tell them it's not the end of the world...

Well, in a way you're right, football is and remains a game so no defeat will ever be the end of the world compared to the serious problems of life. Still, that is no excuse for not wanting to improve the game. A simple chip inside the ball or a simple camera on the goal posts would be a drastic improvement, while FIFA blocks it for totally ridiculous reasons. I don't see what that little chip would change about football being a game played by human beings, the excuses made up by FIFA are beyond belief. Is tennis or ice hockey not a game with a human face then?
 

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some more reaction.

I agree with the nonsense that employing 2 referees behind the goal is useless
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/7285171.stm

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Paul Hawkins, managing director of Hawkeye, said: "I am gobsmacked and it's completely out of the blue.

"A year ago they seemed to want it. We have invested an awful lot of money and now we have no return on that. I am livid."

Former Celtic and Scotland midfielder Murdo McLeod said he had yet to be convinced that goal-line technology would work, but he was highly critical of the idea of employing extra referees.

"It's absolute nonsense," said the BBC football pundit. "No matter where he (the extra linesman) stands, at some point his view is going to be obscured.

"It's a waste of money to have to employ two extra referees at every game."
 

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Having two referees behind the goal isn't going to help the on field referee determine if the ball crosses the line or not, they need to be beside the goal, if anywhere.
 

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It's in their best interest to not rely on goal-line technology and video evidence. They make too much money from having results fixed that they can't remove the margins for error.
 
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