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SBD Global/October 28, 2013/International Football

Int'l Football Association Board Raises Standard Of Accuracy For Goal-Line Technology

Football's rule-makers "raised the standard of accuracy for goal-line technology on Thursday, a move that could convince more leagues to sanction high-tech aids for referees," according to the AP. The English Premier League "was quick to install cameras in stadiums this season." But other leagues "have been more cautious about introducing technology, with the Bundesliga saying the margin of error of three centimeters 'is simply too big for us.'" Now the Int'l Football Association Board "has agreed to restrict the maximum margin of error to 1.5 centimeters from 2014" (AP, 10/25). INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL reported the changes "were based primarily on FIFA's experience of using technology at the 2012 Club World Cup and this year's Confederations Cup, as well as the feedback provided by the Premier League who have been using it since the start of the current season" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 10/25).
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