Frankfurt - Goal-line technology will not be used in Germany's top two divisions until further notice, the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH has confirmed.

The decision was made following a general meeting of all 36 professional German clubs in Frankfurt on Monday 24 March.

No majority

The proposal failed to gain the necessary two-thirds majority, with nine Bundesliga clubs and 15 Bundesliga 2 sides voting against the introduction of goal-line technology. In order for the vote to be passed, 12 clubs in each division would have had to have voted in favour of goal-line technology.

Dr. Reinhard Rauball, President of the League Association, confirmed that every club in the top two divisions had voted and had been informed of the arguments both for and against the implementation of the technology.