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GLT to be tested at Wembley Stadium

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Goal-line technology will be tested at Wembley Stadium when England play host to Belgium on Saturday 2 June 2012.

The Hawk-Eye technology will be put through its paces by independent testers EMPA during the sold-out international, which is the Three Lions’ final preparation game for UEFA EURO 2012. The fixture follows on from a previous test during the Hampshire FA Senior Cup final at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on 16 May.

Such tests, along with those being conducted for the GoalRef system in Denmark, could lead to the International Football Association Board approving the introduction of GLT at its special meeting at the beginning of July.

Only the EMPA observers, IFAB and FIFA representatives at Wembley will have access to the GLT system readings. Therefore, should a goal-line incident occur at this or any of the ‘test’ matches, the system will not be utilised by the match officials. It means the GLT system will have no influence on the outcome of the matches in which the system is being tested.

FIFA would like to place on record its sincere thanks to The Football Association for their willingness to support the live match tests, a critical part of Test Phase 2 for goal-line technology.

The Phase 2 test results will be provided to IFAB in order for a definitive decision on the use of GLT technology.

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