The decision was made as part of the Bundesliga’s official match balls tender process for the 2014/15 season onwards. A further assessment will be made nearer the time to determine whether to subsequently introduce the technology.
The present contract to provide the official match balls expires on 30 June 2014. DFL Sports Enterprises is currently preparing the tender for the following period, for which the use of goalline technology starting in the 2015/16 season has not been ruled out. The earliest date previously envisaged for the introduction of goalline technology was 1 June 2014.