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Video technology could be implemented in English football as soon as next season

Video technology could be introduced in English football as soon as next season, according to the Telegraph.

The Telegraph report that the International Football Association Board are to meet to discuss trialling video reviews in matches organised by the FA. That means video technology could be used in the FA Cup next campaign, and will first be tried out in the Community Shield.

It’s about time that some form of technology was introduced to support the match officials and ensure that the decisions made are correct. You only have to look as far as the EFL Cup final, during which Manolo Gabbiadini had a goal ruled out for offside.

However, the replays showed that he was in fact on side when he poked the ball past David de Gea and into the back of the net. The poor decision ultimately went on to cost Southampton, and it would have been prevented had video technology been implemented.

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