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Premier League clubs expected to approve goal-line technology for next season

There have been repeated calls for goalline technology after a number of controversial incidents

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Football Association general secretary Alex Horne believes Premier League clubs will approve goal-line technology for next season at a meeting this week.

FIFA have appointed German company GoalControl to provide goal-line technology (GLT) at the Confederations Cup in Brazil this summer and, if successful, it will also be used at next year's World Cup finals.

Horne welcomes the introduction of GLT and expects Premier League clubs to give it the go-ahead for the 2013/14 campaign when they meet on Thursday.

"I always thought it was an ideal piece of technology to allow into the game," said Horne .

"The [Premier League] club meeting is on Thursday so I'm expecting it to go through at that meeting."

Plans have been in place since last year when the Premier League met with the two currently-licensed GLT companies, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, to install the system at top-flight matches.

The FA has given its backing to GLT and the Hawk-Eye system was trialled at Wembley last summer in England's friendly with Belgium, although the results were not made public.

Horne told the BBC: "There are occasions [when GLT is needed] and we've seen them here at Wembley, we've seen them in World Cups, we've seen them 11 or 12 times in the Premier League this season alone.

"So technology that says 'yes, the ball has crossed the line' and lets the referee know makes an awful lot of sense to me."