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UEFA urges delay ahead of goal line tech decision

 Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon dives for a save during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Germany and Italy in Warsaw, Pola...
 Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon makes a save during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Germany and Italy in Warsaw, Poland, ...

Soccer Euro 2012 Germany Italy

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon dives for a save during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Germany and Italy in Warsaw, Pola...

Soccer Euro 2012 Germany Italy

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon makes a save during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Germany and Italy in Warsaw, Poland, ...

UEFA has called on football's law-making panel to delay a decision on approving goal line technology next week.
The European football body also pledged full support Saturday for its rival five-officials method of refereeing, despite an error which denied Ukraine a goal in a decisive European Championship group match against England.
The panel, known as IFAB and featuring representatives of FIFA, meets next Thursday and could approve either or both of two projects.
UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino says it wants "an open debate on technology in football involving stakeholders before any decision is taken."
UEFA President Michel Platini questioned whether the two goal-line systems have worked in FIFA-led tests.