European football governing body, UEFA, has confirmed the use of goal-line technology for the finals of this year’s Champions League and Europa League.
UEFA’s executive committee met on Friday at the governing body’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland where it was decided the technology should be used for the showpiece matches.
The Champions League final will take place in Milan on May 28, while the Europa League final will happen in Basle on May 18.
A decision had already been announced in January that the technology would be in place for Euro 2016 this summer and in next season’s Champions League from the play-off round onwards.
At that time UEFA also said it would look at the feasibility of introducing goal-line technology from the group stage of the Europa League starting in 2017-18.
The technology was introduced in the Premier League at the start of last season and has regularly been called into action during top-flight fixtures.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are all still bidding to make the Europa League showpiece, while Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are still in the Champions League, though the Gunners in particular face an uphill struggle to make the last eight, trailing Barcelona 2-0 after the first leg.