FIFA have announced that goal line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The technology was successfully trialled in December's Club World Cup and will be used for this summer's Confederations Cup.
Embarrassing situations such as Frank Lampard's shot for England against Germany that clearly crossed the line at the 2010 World Cup without a goal being given have ratcheted up the pressure on FIFA who, for so long, had been against goal line technology being introduced.
Hawkeye was first used in an elite tennis tournament back in 2006. What a shame world soccer's overly cautious governing body has trailed so badly in its wake.
But Sepp Blatter and Co have altered their stance in recent times, and FIFA has now licensed two systems - Hawkeye and Goalref - and invited other providers to submit tenders.
Better late than never.