Thursday, February 21, 2013

Goal-line tech at World Cup 2014

I've been waiting for this to happen.

People have been talking a lot about goal-line technology and I hope this will finally become reality during the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

This is the disallowed Frank Lampard's goal against Germany during 2010 World Cup. The goal happened when England was trailing Germany by 2 goals to 1 and had it been allowed, the game approach would have been different as the momentum was all on England. Photo The Sun

What is goal-line technology

In football, goal-line technology is a method used to determine when the ball has completely crossed the goal line with the assistance of electronic devices or camera, or combination of both, and at the same time assisting the referee in calling a goal or not.

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FIFA confirms goal-line technology at World Cup
Reuters, Feb 19.

ZURICH  - Goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup and two more systems could be considered in addition to the existing pair, soccer's world governing body FIFA said on Tuesday.

Two systems, Hawkeye and Goalref, have so far been licensed by FIFA and both were used at last year's World Club Cup in Japan, one in each of the two stadiums, where goal-line technology was employed for the first time.

FIFA said a third system, developed in Germany, had already passed examinations and that the providers were in licensing discussions. A fourth system, also German, has also been tested with the results due this week.

FIFA confirmed goal-line technology was "successful" at the World Club Cup, although there were no incidents where it had to be used.

It intends to install goal-line technology at all 12 venues at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

"After a successful implementation of goal-line technology (GLT) at the Club World Cup in Japan in December 2012, FIFA has decided to use GLT at the Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 World Cup," FIFA said in a statement.

FIFA said Hawkeye and Goalref would have to join the selection process.

Read the full article at Reuters


tehr said...

aku setuju guna sistem ni
harap2 lepas ni tak ada lagi kes tak puas hati dengan jaringan

de engineur said...

It's a bit expensive and the cost would ultimately be passed on to the spectators. But people are willing to pay to watch football, we know that.