English to add goalline technology to its second-tier Championship

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February 17 – Clubs in English football’s second-tier Championship clubs have agreed “in principle” to use goalline technology from the start of next season.

The Premier League already employs the system highly successfully and Football League clubs are expected to rubberstamp the innovation at their annual general meeting in June.

“This decision is about providing officials with as much support as possible,” EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said.

Officially known as the Goal Decision System, it uses high-speed cameras to track the trajectory of the ball from different angles. The system is already used in the latter states of the EFL Cup and play-offs.

“The technology is widely adopted elsewhere in football, including in two of our competitions and I therefore welcome it as an important addition … from next season,” said Harvey.

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