UEFA considers using goalline technology….

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Goalline technology could be used at Euro 2016 and in next season’s Champions League and Europa League. If approved, UEFA’s system of positioning an additional assistant referee behind each goal would remain. European football’s governing body discussed the issue on Friday and said it would make a decision in January. Goalline technology was introduced in the Premier League for the 2013-14 season, and FIFA used it for the first time at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. At a news conference in Paris, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said there was a “positive” attitude towards its implementation, despite “logistical challenges”. “This has been on the table for quite some time,” he added. “If it happens for Euro 2016 then it will also happen for the club competitions for next season, the Champions League and Europa League. This will be in addition to the five assistants. “The final decision will be made in January but the executive committee was pretty positive in its mindset.”

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