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Goal-Line Technology A Step Closer
Published : 25 May 2012 09:58:09
Goal-line technology is to be tested at England's friendly against Belgium at Wembley on June 2.
The Hawkeye system will be installed at the national stadium for the match, which will be Roy Hodgson's first home game in charge of England.
If there are any close calls however only the scientists monitoring the system will know the results - the referee will not be informed.
If the tests are successful, the go-ahead for technology is expected to be given on July 2.
It will be the final live test for the Hawkeye system and follows a previous test during the Hampshire FA Senior Cup final at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium on May 16.
Another system, called GoalRef, is being tested in the Danish Super League. All the tests are being monitored by officials from EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.