FIFA’s law-making body, the IFAB has agreed to look again at the issue of goal-line technology amid increasing calls for it within the game.
The IFAB’s business meeting in Wales on Wednesday agreed to re-examine the issue just seven months after ruling it out.
The move comes after the issue was highlighted at this summer’s World Cup when Frank Lampard’s ‘goal’ against Germany was not awarded, despite television replays confirming that the ball had crossed the line.
An IFAB statement said: “The technology would apply solely to the goal line, and only to determine whether a goal has been scored or not.
“The system must be accurate; the indication of whether a goal has been scored must be immediate and automatically confirmed within one second; the indication of whether a goal has been scored will only be communicated to the match officials.”
A deadline of the end of next month has been set for companies to make a presentation of their ideas to FIFA.
A testing period will then take place with the results reported back to the IFAB annual general meeting on 5th March.