DFL votes no goal-line technology before June 2015

Dennis Grombkowski

The German Football Association (DFL) has voted against adding goal-line technology before June 2015.

Last week the German Football League (DFL) announced that there would be no goal-line technology in the Bundesliga for a minimum of at least two years. The decision will be revisited in the summer of 2015.

While many will look at this as the DFL refusing to take a stand in the "battle for goal-line technology", I think this is a smart move on behalf of the League. Several leagues around the world and FIFA will be experimenting with various technologies over the next few years, spending millions of dollars in an attempt to find the system that works.

By not jumping in as a guinea pig league, the Bundesliga can sit back and pick the system that wins out. The teams can avoid wasting their money on failed technologies and focus only on purchasing the system that they will implement for goal-line technology.

Determining whether a ball crossed the line is the most fundamental aspect of the game. Finding a simple technology that will allow this decision to be correctly made instantly is the most important non-racism and non-homophobia issue facing the game.

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