In March of this year, the Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga clubs voted on the introduction of goal line technology. In order for the measure to pass, two thirds of the clubs had to agree to it. The vote failed due to the financial costs of implementation for most of the smaller clubs.
After the DFB Pokal Final last May, in which Mats Hummels's header clearly crossed the goal line but was ruled to have not been a goal (However, it still shouldn't have counted, because he was offside!), Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wrote a letter to the DFL requesting that they allow the Bundesliga clubs to vote on adding goal line technology without including the 2.Bundesliga clubs in the vote. One would figure that the first division clubs will vote to implement the goal line technology. This will take place when the clubs convene in December.
The DFL is now accepting bids from companies to implement and operate goal line technology starting at the beginning of next season. The initial contract will run for three years ending with the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season.
It's time for the first division in Germany to implement goal line technology, so we don't end up with another "Phantom Tor!".