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The Premier League announced today that Goaline Technology could be brought in halfway through next season in an attempt to minimize any goal scoring disputes during FIFA games.
According to The Independent, FIFA will rule in July whether the technology will be allowed across the world and the Premier League are keen to implement one of two systems after a controversial season for referees.
The technology itself, is a computer chip which would be implanted in a specially designer soccer ball, would help the referees determine if the ball has crossed the goaline.
In the wake of recent controversial calls made in the Premier League and the 2010 World Cup, FIFA, who was previously against the technology, was reportedly testing potential candidates for goal-line technology.
Perhaps the National Football League, National Hockey League, or Major League Baseball should consider this technology as well.
I mean, because there have been several missed calls over the years, particularly in baseball with missed called strikes and homerun/foul balls.
Do you think that any of the American sports leagues should consider this?
By Rashid S. Umar