NEWS
Sunday June 5 2016
‘Goal-line technology too expensive’

Javier Tebas has confirmed that La Liga will remain without goal-line technology next season as it “costs too much money”.

The likes of the Premier League and Serie A have adopted goal-line technology in recent years, but Tebas confessed Spain could not afford to adopt such innovation, despite its status as one of the world’s best Leagues.

“Saturday’s will be played at 13:00, 16:00, 18:15 and 20:30 [CET]. Friday games will be at 21:00,” the LFP chief told Cadena COPE.

“Saturday’s 13:00 kick-offs will not be for premium games. There will be football at that time on 24 matchdays.

“The Copa [final] must have a fixed venue, or it should be known at an earlier stage.

“We’re studying a change in the format of the Copa and we want to adopt a kind of final four.

“The League has no new name for next season, although we’re waiting to see if an international brand comes in.

“The SAD conversion [referring to clubs being obliged to become limited liability companies after relegation to La Segunda] is unfair. It should be a voluntary choice.

“We still won’t have goal-line technology in Spain because the technology costs too much money.”

Football Italia website