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Chelsea midfielder Lampard: Goal-line technology magical

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has welcomed the introduction of goal-line technology for the Club World Cup.

Goal-line technology was finally voted in at the International FA Board meeting in July. This is its debut and, if it goes well, FIFA will expand it to other tournaments, like next year's Confederations Cup and the World Cup in 2014.

"I think it will add magic," said Lampard. "I'm a big cricket fan and it's added magic to cricket. We all want calls to be 100 per cent right, whether it goes for or against your team. It will clarify what has happened and it will be pretty exciting.

"But it should stop with this, with goal-line decisions. You need to respect the referee with every decision. We're asking for a clear decision on goals, the most important part of the game. With the speed of the game at this level, you can't ask any human to make that call correctly every time."

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