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Premier League plans to introduce goal-line technology 'as soon as practically possible'

Top-flight bosses have welcomed the IFAB's decision to sanction the use of Hawk-Eye and GoalRef next season, declaring that the proposals will be implemented post haste

The Premier League is looking to introduce goal-line technology "as soon as is practically possible" after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) gave it the green light at a meeting in Zurich on Thursday.

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke revealed that Hawk-Eye and GoalRef systems will be implemented at the 2012 Club World Cup in December after the IFAB approved of results from goal-line technology trials.

Chelsea will get to experience it first hand when they fly over to Tokyo for the tournament thanks to their Champions League triumph in May.

And goal-line technology could be on its way to the Premier League after the league released a statement praising the board's decision, indicating that it would look to implement the system as soon as possible.

"The Premier League has been a long-term advocate of goal line technology," it read.

"We will engage in discussions with both Hawk-Eye and GoalRef in the near future with a view to introducing goal-line technology as soon as is practically possible."

England's top flight has been involved in the development of goal-line technology since 2006, with HawkEye tests taking place Fulham's Craven Cottage and Reading's training ground during non-competitive scenarios.

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