English Premier League to use Hawk-Eye goal-line tech

English Premier League to use Hawk-Eye goal-line tech

Credit: (GLYN KIRK/AFP/GettyImages)

A football is propelled towards Hawk-Eye equipment during a test of the Goal Line Technology (GLT) by EMPA ( Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) employees at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton on May 10, 2012. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has given its go-ahead for further evaluation of two goal line technology systems Hawk-Eye and GoalRef and revealed that the technology could be introduced to football as early as next season. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/GettyImages)

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Posted on April 11, 2013 at 9:59 AM

The Associated Press

LONDON -- The English Premier League is the first major domestic competition to approve a goal-line technology system to help referees with close calls.

Hawk-Eye, the camera-based ball-tracking system, will be used next season. Tennis and cricket use Hawk-Eye, which was chosen ahead of three FIFA-sanctioned products.

Hawk-Eye sends a signal within a second of the ball crossing the line to the referee, who has the power to make the final call on a disputed goal.

The English have championed goal-line technology for years. FIFA ended its long-standing opposition to high-tech help in 2010.

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