News | Goal-line technology to debut at 2013 FA Community Shield
Wednesday 5th June 2013
'Hawk-Eye'Goal-line technology will be introduced in the English Premier League for the 2013/2014 football season, which kicks-off in August 2013.
The 20 Premier League clubs have voted unanimously to use the technology, which uses digital video cameras around the stadium to avoid controversial refereeing decisions regarding whether or not the ball has crossed the goal line or not, in all 380 Premiership matches during the 2013/2014 season.
Hawk Eye will be used for the first time at a FA Community Shield match in 2013, which takes place on Sunday 11th August between FA Premier League champions Manchester United and FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium.
Hawk Eye was first used in a non-league match in 2012 during a Hampshire Senior Cup final at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium between Eastleigh FC and Totton FC, before being trialled at Wembley Stadium for the first time at the England v Belgium international game last June.
Based at SONY headquarters in Basingstoke, Hawk Eye (Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd) is a British company that launched in 2001.
England Manager Roy Hodgson told TheFA.com, "I am happy about it and it's obviously something that people in football have wanted for a long, long time."
Football's world governing body FIFA will use goal-line technology developed by German company 'GoalControl' at next summer's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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