By LAURIE WHITWELL
Goal-line technology will be tested at Wembley for England's friendly against Belgium on June 2 - its biggest step yet towards approval.
The Hawk-Eye system, which uses seven cameras pointed at each goalmouth, will be installed ahead of the match but results will only be accessible by FIFA assessors and not the refereeing team.
Recordings of any contentious calls are unlikely to be made public.
Hawk-Eye made its live match debut in the Hampshire FA Senior Cup final at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium on May 16.
Those examining the system will be keen to see how it copes with a higher roof, electronic advertising hoardings and much larger crowd - expected to be 90,000.
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Testing: The technology was tried out at St Mary's stadium
The other system vying for FIFA ratification is GoalRef, owned by a German-Danish company, and sources suggested it too will be tested on June 2, during Denmark's friendly versus Australia at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.
GoalRef inserts an aerial, described as three bands, inside the ball and creates a magnetic field between the posts.
A vote on whether to allow either or both technologies will be held at a special meeting of the International Football Association Board on July 2 in Kiev.
Checking the results: EMPA officials test the Hawk-Eye Goal Line Technology system
The move comes two years after Frank Lampard was denied a 'goal' during England's Second Round World Cup game against Germany in South Africa and brought the debate to the top of the agenda.
FIFA said in a statement: 'Such tests could lead to the International Football Association Board (IFAB) approving the introduction of GLT at its special meeting at the beginning of July.
'Only the EMPA observers, IFAB and FIFA representatives at Wembley will have access to the GLT system readings.
System in place: How the Hawk-Eye cameras will look mounted on the roof of the stadium
'Therefore, should a goal-line incident occur at this or any of the 'test' matches, the system will not be utilised by the match officials. It means the GLT system will have no influence on the outcome of the matches in which the system is being tested.
'FIFA would like to place on record its sincere thanks to the Football Association for their willingness to support the live match tests, a critical part of Test Phase 2 for goal-line technology.'