European football governing bode UEFA have approved goal-line technology for Euro 2016 championship and the UEFA Champions League in 2016/17.
The Body’s executive committee on Friday passed a decision to use goal-line technology at Euro 2016 this summer in France and in next season’s UEFA Champions League competition.
Michel Platini had been a long-time opponent of technology but he allowed Uefa officials to review its use for Euro 2016 in his native France before he was handed a ban by FIFA.
The success of goal-line technology in the Premier League and World Cup proved crucial, especially after high-profile incidents in major competitions. Ukraine were denied a goal against England at Euro 2012, while two years earlier Frank Lampard was denied a World Cup goal for England against Germany.
However, Uefa say it will maintain its system of having an extra official behind each goal-line as well as the technology.
Meanwhile, the Body will not schedule a presidential election to replace banned Michel Platini until the Frenchman’s appeal has been decided, the European soccer body said in a statement on Friday.
UEFA in an official statement wrote;
“The Uefa Executive Committee decided there will be no Uefa presidential election scheduled until the sports justice appeal bodies, including potentially the Court of Arbitration for Sport, have taken a decision regarding Michel Platini’s suspension.”
“We hope his name is cleared and that he can return to the European football family as quickly as possible.” Uefa said.
Platin, who had been strong favourite to succeed Sepp Blatter as Fifa president, was banned for eight years from all football activities by the world body’s ethics committee last month.