UEFA considers snubbing goal-line technology

ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer Published:

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- UEFA is considering not using goal-line technology in future Champions League and European Championship matches, even if such a system is introduced in world football.

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said Wednesday that the European governing body may opt to stick with its idea of having extra assistant referees next to the goals.

Football's rule-making body will decide in July whether to approve high-tech aids for referees, with two systems now undergoing final tests. But using such technology will not be compulsory even if they are approved.

Infantino said on the sidelines of the SoccerEx convention that "if the technology is approved on July 2 we have to see what is approved, how it will work, how complicated or not it will be ... and then it will go to our executive committee."