World football governing body FIFA has agreed to install a number of new verdicts to the game, finally approving the goal-line technology.
FIFA announced that the decisions came following a special meeting with The International Football Association Board (IFAB) on Thursday.
The first item on IFAB’s agenda was the introduction of the goal-line technology, stressing that it will only be used in situations where it is not clear if the ball has actually crossed the goal line.
Calls for the goal-line technology increased after two incidents occurred during the last two major tournaments; the 2010 World Cup and the Euro 2012.
An infamous linesman error denied England’s Frank Lampard a goal against Germany two years ago, while the English benefited from the same mistake against Ukraine at the Euros.
Second was the approval of additional assistant referees following a two-year experiment in the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and EURO 2012.
Finally, IFAB agreed unanimously to allow wearing headscarves in women football games although adding that the design, color and material permitted will be defined and confirmed following the IFAB Annual Business Meeting in Glasgow in October.