FA chairman David Bernstein believes the expected approval of goal-line technology will prove to be an 'historic day' for football.
Bernstein is part of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) who are meeting in Zurich to decide whether to approve the use of two goal-line technology systems.
The two systems, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, have been put through rigorous testing and should the results be approved by the IFAB, the technology could be introduced at some stage next season - including in the Premier League.
Pressure to introduce goal-line technology has grown in recent years following a number of high-profile incidents, including Frank Lampard's strike against Germany at the 2010 World Cup which was not given despite crossing the line - a decision that directly led to FIFA president Sepp Blatter changing his stance on the issue.
Bernstein is cautiously optimistic that the two systems will be given the green light, but stressed there is much to be discussed before they appear at football grounds across the country.
"It may be quite an historic day," he told Sky Sports News HD.
"Goal-line technology is something we have advocated for some time in England.
"We hope there will not be any last-minute hitches but we are fairly confident it will happen today.
"It [the tests] all looks good but let's wait and see and see if everyone else is on side for this.
"England has been at the forefront for wanting goal-line technology; recent events have shown the need for it.
"I believe FIFA are now behind this, the president has said so, but we must make sure everything is OK. As always the IFAB will do things thoroughly and diligently."
With regards to when we could see technology in the English game, Bernstein added: "I'm not sure of the implementation process; there will be a fair bit of flexibility once it is approved.
"There will be quite a lot of discussion about how it will operate for different competitions and whether you would be able to use it for part of a competition.
"For example the FA Cup, would you have to have it right through the competition or just the later rounds - the semi-finals and finals at Wembley?
"There are quite a lot of details to be sorted out but we will see."