Bundesliga Reconsiders Goal-Line Technology After 'Phantom Goal' By Kießling
The "phantom goal" of Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kießling forced Bundesliga officials to reconsider goal-line technology and "could accelerate its introduction," according to the SID. The 36 clubs of the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga "will make a fundamental decision on the issue during the current season." Should the clubs reach an agreement in favor of goal-line technology at their next meeting in March, it "could be introduced with the start of the next season -- one year earlier than the German Football League (DFL) originally planned." The league association "would have the choice between four licensed technologies as well as two yet to be licensed systems" (SID, 12/5).