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Goal line Tecnology

Dpa
Friday, May 23, 2014

MUNICH, - Bayern Munich has proposed that goal line technology be used as soon as possible in top flight German football, the Bundesliga champions say.

"We have this application today for the introduction of goal line technology at the earliest date only for the first division because we need to protect football and especially the referees better in the future," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Wednesday.

"It is intolerable the extent to which the referees, who cannot rely on replays, slow motion and even mathematical calculations can be publicly criticised," added Rummenigge.

"This can and should be prevented in the future."

A previous proposal for the technology was rejected by the 36 clubs from the first and second divisions of the German Football League (DFL) in March.

The issue of cost is why Bayern are now proposing the technology be used only for top flight games.

"The proposal from Bayern Munich has been received by the association," the DFL said. "It will be discussed at the next general meeting."

That meeting is likely to be held in December meaning the introduction of a goal line system seems impossible.

The debate on goal line technology was once more in last Saturday's German Cup final, when a header from Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels was cleared from behind the goal line and the goal not given.

The goal could have changed the outcome of the game which Bayern eventually won 2-0 after extra time and left Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp criticised of the match officials.





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