Goal line technology could be ready for Brazil 2014

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Print this page Email A Friend!




PARIS, France (AFP) — Revolutionary goal line technology (GLT), due to be in place for next year's World Cup in Brazil, will be put out to tender, world football's governing body FIFA announced yesterday.


The decision to introduce the new system, in a bid to reduce controversial refereeing decisons, was taken last July and the technology made its bow at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in December.


"The two GLT providers already licensed under FIFA's Quality Programme for GLT, and other GLT providers currently in the licensing process (that must have passed all relevant tests as of today) are invited to submit tenders," FIFA said.


One or more successful GLT systems will be in use for the Confederations Cup in Brazil later this year.


Interested GLT companies will be invited to visit the venues in mid-March, with a final decision due to be confirmed in early April.


FIFA President Sepp Blatter has pushed for goal-line technology ever since he watched Frank Lampard denied a legitimate goal in England's defeat by Germany in the 2010 World Cup.


After successful trials, two systems, Goalref and Hawkeye, have been licensed by FIFA and both were used at the Club World Cup.


Goalref works by using magnetic sensors to determine whether the ball crossed the line, while Hawkeye uses a number of cameras.


Two German firms are also likely to bid, with the tender expected to be awarded by early April.


A FIFA statement said: "The aim is to use GLT in order to support the match officials and to install a system in all stadia, pending the successful installation, and prematch referee tests."


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT