FIFA has set out a timetable for goal-line technology tests with a first stage to be held later this year and a final report to be presented to the rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), in July next year.
Fifa President Sepp Blatter has already said that goal-line technology could be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if a suitable system could be found by then. Fifa invited interested suppliers of technology to apply by June 3 and said the first stage of tests would be held between September and December. A shortlist of the best systems would be produced and they would undergo more tests between March and June next year.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 4th, 2011.
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