The Lega Calcio have announced that the 2008-09 Serie A season will kick off on August 31 and Serie B could experiment new goalline technology.
The next top flight campaign, which follows the UEFA Euro 2008 tournament, will begin on the weekend of August 31, 2008.
Although not ready for the main stage, the Lega Calcio also confirmed it will officially send a request to world football's governing body FIFA asking to experiment goalline technology in Serie B.
The system has been developed to tell whether the ball has completely crossed the line or not in controversial incidents.
It has already been tested out occasionally in the Coppa Italia, but this would be the first consistent use.
Source: C4 Football Italia