FIFA to continue testing goal-line technology for another year
Football's governing body FIFA said on Saturday that the International Football Association Board (IFAB) had decided that goal-line technology should be tested for another year, dpa reported.
IFAB, which is the body that determines the rules under which football is played and consists of four members of FIFA, as well as a representative each from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, heard a report about the testing of goal-line technology at its 125th annual general meeting.
FIFA said in a statement released on Saturday that the IFAB heard that none of the ten companies that had been tested met the criteria specified by the body and as a result the testing would continue for a year.
IFAB also agreed that the additional assistant referee (AAR) experiment would continue and that an AAR would be used during the 2012 Euro finals in Poland and Ukraine.
Furthermore, IFAB ruled that the wearing of snoods should not be permitted and that the colour of undershorts or tights if worn, must be the same colour as the shorts.
"A Special Meeting of the IFAB will take place to further discuss the Additional Assistant Referee and Goal Line Technology experiments, following the conclusion of the 2011/2012 European football season," FIFA said.