Goal Line Technology will be installed in all 20 top-flight Premier League grounds and at Wembley, where it will make its debut in the August 2013 Community Shield.
Hot on the heels of Fifa announcing that Goal Line Technology will be used in the 2014 World Cup, the Premier League have confirmed that Hawk Eye has been awarded the contract to provide the Premier' League' goal line system from the 2013 – 2014 season.
Hawk-Eye, is based in Britain and had long been the favourite for the Premier League, despite German company GoalControl being selected as the preferred technology by Fifa at the forthcoming Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup.
The Hawk-Eye technology uses seven for each goal, the cameras determine whether the whole of the football has crossed the line even if only a small portion of the ball is visible.
When a goal is scored a message is sent within a second to the match officials, via a watch and an earpiece.
Hawk-Eye costs around £250,000 per system and provides replays which can be used by broadcasters (like TV companies) they could also be used on stadium screens, so fans can see the action at live games.
The replays could also be sponsored, which would help cover the costs of the investment in the goal line technology and the ongoing maintenance.
The Premier League is the first major competition in club football to use the technology as standard, with other leagues, such as La Liga set to follow suit.
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