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Goal-line technology ruled out

Updated: Saturday, 06 Mar 2010 14:47

Rep of Ireland would have welcomed goal-line technology after Thierry Henry's infamous handball in their World Cup play-off match
Rep of Ireland would have welcomed goal-line technology after Thierry Henry's infamous handball in their World Cup play-off match

Football's rule-makers have shut the door on goal-line technology and effectively ended any chance of video replays coming into the game.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in Zurich voted against continuing any further experiments with goal-line technology although the FA and Scottish FA both voted in favour.

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said: ‘The door is closed. The decision was not to go ahead with technology at all.’

The IFAB will decide in May whether to pursue the system of having an extra two officials behind each goal-line.

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