English Premier League Picks Hawk-Eye As Goal-Line Technology System

LONDON — The English Premier League has become the first leading domestic competition to approve a goal-line technology system, with Hawk-Eye selected for use from next season.

The camera-based ball-tracking system, which has been successfully deployed in tennis and cricket, has been chosen ahead of three rival FIFA-sanctioned products.

Hawk-Eye, which is owned by Sony, sends a signal within a second of the ball crossing the line to the referee, who has the power to make the final call on a disputed goal.

The English have championed goal-line technology for years, but FIFA ended its long-standing opposition to referees being given high-tech aids only in 2010.

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