IFAB drop technology experiments

Soccer rule-makers have voted against renewing experiments with

goal-line technology.

The International Football Association Board decided Saturday

to keep relying on humans to rule on disputed goals, rather than

using the microchip ball from Cairos or the Hawk-Eye replay system.

IFAB had frozen all investigations into such technology at

its annual meeting two years ago, but it was put back on the agenda

for this year’s meeting.

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke says that “now it’s a

decision not to keep on ice, but to just stop it.”