Fifa will make goal-line technology decision in July

Manuel Neuer
Incidents like Frank Lampard's goal that never was at the 2010 World Cup have raised calls for goal-line technology

Fifa will make a "definite decision" on goal-line technology at the International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in July.

Football's world governing body revealed that they will discuss further experiments into the technology at a meeting next month.

Also up for debate is the use of additional assistant referees.

A decision on both will then be made in a special IFAB meeting on 2 July - the day after the Euro 2012 final.

On the goal-line technology front, an independent test institute will first provide an update on the initial phase of testing, which saw eight companies demonstrate their systems at the end of last year.

The Zurich-based Empa institute will also outline what the second phase of testing between March and June will entail ahead of the July decision.

Fifa have also revealed that a meeting next month will include discussions on whether a fourth substitute could be used in games that go into extra-time.

At the meeting, which will be held in Surrey, the governing body will also re-examine what should happen to players who are sent off for denying goal-scoring opportunities in the opposition's penalty area. At the moment, they are sent off, suspended and concede a penalty, leading some to suggest that the "triple punishment" is too severe.

A total of eight proposals and amendments relating to the laws of the game will be on the agenda.