Football: FA chairman Dyke envisages video replays
LONDON, England (AFP) - Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has expressed hope that the introduction of goal-line technology will soon be followed by the provision of video replays for referees.
Goal-line technology will be used for the first time in an official match in England during Sunday's Community Shield between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic at Wembley.
The Hawk-Eye technology, which is also ready for use at all 20 Premier League grounds, uses 14 high-speed cameras to monitor the two goals and sends a signal to match officials within a second of a goal being scored.
The system has been introduced to prevent mistakes occurring when referees fail to spot that the ball has crossed the goal-line, and Dyke thinks it will not be long before other technological aids are introduced.