Goal-line technology will not be on the agenda when football’s law-makers meet in Wales later this week.
The technical sub-committee of the International Football Association Board will meet in Cardiff on Wednesday, but as planned back in May, there will only be one item on the agenda and that will be the continuing experiment with additional assistant referees.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced during the World Cup finals that goal-line technology had to be discussed once again at the “first opportunity” and indicated that would take place this month. However, it is not now expected to be on the agenda until a more formal meeting in October.
A FIFA spokesman said: “The meeting this week is purely to ratify any requests that have come forward over the implementation of the assistant referee’s experiment, which was used last year in the Europa League. The first formal meeting where that discussion (goal-line technology) could take place is in October.”