UEFA to use more officials
Europe's governing body rules out using goal-line technology
Last Updated: July 12, 2012 3:42pm
Michel Platini: UEFA President still refuses to introduce goal line technology
UEFA has announced it will continue to use additional officials in the Champions and Europa League next season.
The International FA Board (IFAB) has now rubber-stamped the usage of more assistants - one next to each goal - after an experimental period.
The IFAB are also advocates of goal-line technology but UEFA president Michel Platini continues to oppose its introduction.
A UEFA statement read: "In essence, the additional assistant referees provide two extra pairs of eyes to monitor the game and ensure that the laws of the game are upheld.
"They inform the referee of incidents of any kind that he may otherwise have missed, particularly in key areas of the field like the penalty area and its surroundings.
"The referee will remain in sole charge of the match, and the only match official with decision-making powers."