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Hawkeye system gets green light as Premier League goal-line technology provider

11:57 11 April 2013

Hawkeye goal-line technology will be used in Premier League games from next season. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Hawkeye goal-line technology will be used in Premier League games from next season. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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The Premier League will use goal-line technology provided by British-based firm Hawkeye from next season, it was agreed today.

League sources have confirmed the system, which has been officially used in tennis at the Wimbledon Championships since 2007, was ratified at a meeting of the 20 top-flight clubs in London today.

A German system, GoalControl, had also been under consideration after submitting a tender but Hawkeye’s camera-based system will now be in place at top-flight English grounds and Wembley Stadium from next season.

Hawkeye, which was sold to technology giant Sony two years ago, also already provides systems for cricket.

The Premier League provided seed money to help Hawkeye develop a goal-line technology system back in 2007, but there was not a formal relationship with the company.

League chiefs made their recommendation based on both cost and ease of implementation and use.

Earlier this month FIFA chose GoalControl, which is also a camera-based system, for the Confederations Cup in Brazil in June and next year’s World Cup finals.

Two other systems, also German, have also been licensed by FIFA but they both use magnetic sensors rather than cameras.

Former Arsenal and FA chairman David Dein, who has long campaigned for goal-line technology, claimed every top-flight referee in England was in favour of having a system.

He said at the Soccerex conference in Manchester: “The Premier League will be the first league in Europe to introduce it.

“I have been on this campaign for six or seven years and now it’s going to happen.

“The referees need help, the camera will always beat the eye, and every referee in the Premier League is in favour of it.”

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