Goal-line technology will be tested this month, say FIFA after Chelsea 'goal'
20:34 GMT, 15 April 2012
FIFA have announced that final tests on goal-line technology will begin later this month, before a definitive decision on the matter is made by football's governing body in July.
The announcement comes in the wake of Chelsea's 'ghost goal' against Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, when replays showed that Juan Mata's strike had clearly not crossed the line, despite a goal being awarded.
Ghost goal: Benoit Assou-Ekotto clears the ball off Tottenham's line
The International Football Association Board, the game's rule-making body, last month approved two systems to go into a second round of testing in match scenarios before either can be sanctioned for use in competitive fixtures at a meeting on July 2.
And FIFA confirmed on Sunday that tests with Hawk-Eye or GoalRef will begin before the end of April and continue throughout May.