The Premier League has confirmed that goal-line technology will be in place for the start of the 2013-14 season. FIFA has already said that goal-line technology will be used at this year’s Confederations Cup and the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Report by FSF.org.uk.
A Premier League spokesperson said: "We are in advanced discussions with two of the companies who provide the systems and we are working on the basis of having goal-line technology in place for the start of the season.
"All clubs will have to have the system to ensure the universal integrity of the competition, including those who are promoted."
Sky News reports that the Premier League is in discussion with two suppliers – Hawk-Eye and the lesser-known GaolRef. Neither system is thought to delay play by more than a second or two although they do use different technology.
Hawkeye uses six cameras to track the ball’s trajectory and send a message to the referee's watch if a goal has been scored. GoalRef uses sensors on the frame of the goal and a magnetic field to detect if the ball has crossed the line. The Premier League is expected to make a decision based on cost and ease of use.
FIFA will test their system during the 2013 Confederations Cup and then introduce it during next year's World Cup in Brazil. Meanwhile results of trials done during the 2012 Club World Cup (thought to be a success) are to be presented tomorrow in Edinburgh.