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FA expects goal-line technology to be given the green light in Premier League

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FA expects goal-line technology to be given the green light in Premier League
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FA expects goal-line technology to be given the green light in Premier League
Premier League clubs are expected to formally approve the introduction of goal-line technology from the beginning of next season.

Last week FIFA appointed German company GoalControl to initially provide goal-line technology at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil before deciding whether to continue with it for next year's World Cup.

Football Association general secretary Alex Horne believes Premier League clubs will agree to the implementation of the technology for the start of the 2013-14 season when they meet on Thursday.

"I always thought it was an ideal piece of technology to allow into the game," Horne told reporters. "The [Premier League] club meeting is on Thursday, so I'm expecting it to go through at that meeting."

Last summer the FA trialled goal-line technology at Wembley Stadium during England's friendly against Belgium.

"There are occasions [when the technology is needed] and we've seen them here at Wembley, we've seen them in World Cups, we've seen them 11 or 12 times in the Premier League this season alone," Horne told BBC Sport.

"So technology that says 'Yes, the ball has crossed the line' and lets the referee know makes an awful lot of sense to me."

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