Premier League eyes goal-line tech for next season

ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer Published:

LONDON (AP) -- The Premier League will consider using goal-line technology in matches from the start of next season in August.

Football's rule-makers on Saturday approved two systems for a final round of testing ahead of a definitive decision on July 2.

If either Hawk-Eye or GoalRef was sanctioned for use in matches, the Premier League's 20 grounds would have just six weeks to instal the technology.

The league has already invested in Hawk-Eye's development and could start holding talks with GoalRef before the International Football Association Board vote in July.

Premier League communications director Dan Johnson told The Associated Press: "We welcome the moves by FIFA and we would like to introduce (technology) as soon as practically possible."