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FA continue Hawk-Eye negotiations

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The FA wants goal-line technology installed before the Community Shield © Getty Images
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The Football Association is still in the process of finalising a deal to install goal-line technology at Wembley Stadium, although it is confident that Hawk-Eye's system will be in place for the Community Shield.

The Premier League announced a deal with Hawk-Eye back in April, and installation has already begun at a number of top-flight stadiums.

The FA, meanwhile, is still locked in talks with the British-based firm just six weeks prior to the season's traditional curtain-raiser, which this year brings together league champions Manchester United and FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic.

"The current position remains that the FA are completing negotiations in relation to installing and using goal-line technology in the stadium,'' an FA spokesman told the Press Association.

The FA, though, remains unfazed about the length of the ongoing talks and insiders say the governing body's intention is to have goal-line technology ready for the August 11 clash. It is believed that cmuch of the infrastructure is in place from when the system was tested at Wembley last year.

Meanwhile, FIFA is planning to retain the German system, GoalControl - which was used during the Confederations Cup - for next summer's World Cup in Brazil.

"The agreement with GoalControl was to see how it worked at the Confederations Cup," FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke said. "The feedback was that it worked well so why change?''

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