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Germany in no hurry to introduce goal-line tech

Germany in no hurry to introduce goal-line technology despite wrong call in Bundesliga game

Germany in no hurry to introduce goal-line tech

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany will wait before introducing goal-line technology despite a wrong call in the Bundesliga on Saturday, when a goal wasn't given despite the ball crossing the line.

Hoffenheim forward Kevin Volland's goal was not awarded after the ball spun back out over the line during his side's 2-2 draw with Nuremberg.

Referee Thorsten Kinhoefer acknowledged the mistake after consulting TV replays at halftime, but the German Football League (DFL) will stick with its decision to wait for further testing of new technology until at least July 2015.

DFL managing director Andreas Rettig says FIFA's accepted margin of error of three centimeters "is simply too big for us."

Kicker magazine says a decision would be made once millimeters and not centimeters are at stake.