UEFA will not be using goal-line technology

tribalfootball.com July 13, 2012, 6:05 am

UEFA have announced they will continue with additional assistant referees in the Champions League and Europa League next season - but not goal-line technology.

With UEFA president Michel Platini a firm opponent of any technology the decision was not a surprise.

UEFA said in a statement: "In essence, the additional assistant referees provide two extra pairs of eyes to monitor the game and ensure that the Laws of the Game are upheld.

"They inform the referee of incidents of any kind that he may otherwise have missed, particularly in key areas of the field like the penalty area and its surroundings.

"The referee will remain in sole charge of the match, and the only match official with decision-making powers."

A report by UEFA following Euro 2012 found there were many more accurate offside decisions than in the past.

UEFA will continue with the use of additional assistant referees from the play-off matches of the coming season's Champions League, and the group stage of the Europa League as well as the UEFA Super Cup.

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  1. Sam04:45am Friday 13th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh we can't use goal line technology, because we used the money to pay the referees to fix games. Soccer - The Sport of Queens, well done poofball, well done.

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