FIFA president Sepp Blatter said goal-line technology would be in place for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, after a string of high-profile errors prompted calls from fans for soccer to improve its officiating.

"Brazil 2014 will have technology to avoid phantom goals," Blatter was quoted as saying by the Spanish sports newspaper El Mundo Deportivo.

FIFA "has two good systems that meet all the demands we set -- reliability, immediacy and not being difficult to use," he said.

Blatter, previously an opponent of technology in soccer, said he would revisit the issue after England was incorrectly denied a goal in its 2010 World Cup knockout clash against Germany, which it went on to lose 4-1.

FIFA conducted tests of the Hawk-Eye and Goalminder technologies last month in England.

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