FIFA Confirm Extra Goal-Line Officials To Be Used In Champions League Next Season

FIFA have ratified the decision by UEFA to use goal-line officials in the Champions League starting next year for the next two seasons.The introduction of the extra officials was first announced by UEFA in May for the the elite club competition and Euro 2012 international qualifiers.

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At their post, the officials are tasked with helping the referee to decide on penalty box incidents and whether the ball has landed in the net. The argument about change was re-opened at World Cup 2010 when Frank Lampard’s effort was incorrectly ruled out in the 4-1 second round defeat when it had clearly landed over the line.

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