The Bundesliga clubs have approved the use goal-line technology which will be introduced for the start of the 2015-16 season.

At today’s meeting, there were 15 votes in favour of and three votes against the proposal, thus providing a two-thirds majority in favour of adopting the system.

The technology chosen is the Hawk-Eye system, which is also used by England’s Premier League. The system involves 14 cameras fitted beneath the stadium roof. If the ball crosses the goal line, the system sends a signal within one second to a special receiver worn by the referee on his wrist.

To date the system has worked successfully in England, most recently being employed at the weekend to verify Manchester United’s opening goal in their 3-0 win over Hull City.

An earlier attempt to approve the technology failed in March but the proposal was tabled again by Bayern Munich.