Hawk-eye goal decision system – the goal-line technology has been voted for by 15 of the 18 Bundesliga teams, and is set to be introduced next season.

The innovative technology is already in use in the English Premier League.

However, Thursday’s majority vote in support of it ended long time negation to the system mostly on cost grounds, with German football league president Reinhard Rauball confirming it’s instalment starting from the 2015/16 campaign.

An earlier attempt to approve the technology failed in March but the proposal was tabled again by Bayern Munich after the German Cup final in May against Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern won the match 2-0 and benefited from a wrong decision, when Mats Hummels’ strike was not given although the ball had clearly crossed the line before being kicked out by Bayern defender Dante.

During voting in May vote, 24 of the 36 clubs in the first and second division voted against the project. This time, only the top-tier clubs voted and the system will be used at first-division stadiums.

Goal-line technology has decimated human error in goal decision by match officials and has also eliminated controversies which arise from debates as to whether the ball crossed the goal-line or not.


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