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 told Kicker magazine on Monday that FIFA's accepted margin of error of three centimeters "is simply too big for us."
A decision will only be made on the issue once millimeters and not centimeters are at stake.
The DFL examined 1,224 professional games from the previous two seasons, with the result that only two decisions from 25 contested were found to be conclusively incorrect.
In an editorial, Kicker editor Rainer Franze warned against introducing new technology where there is still a risk of getting it wrong.