FIFA green-lights GoalControl
[WORLD CUP 2014 FINALS] GoalControl 4D, the goal-line technology used at the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil, will be back next year for the 2014 World Cup.
FIFA announced Thursday that the system, one of four to be approved by the worldwide governing body since experimentation and testing of such technology was instituted last year, will be
used at the World Cup as well as the 2013 Club World Cup in Morocco Dec. 11-21.
The German company was picked by FIFA in April run its system at both tournaments, pending a final
confirmation based on how it fared at the Confederations Cup. There were no borderline incidents, yet the system functioned correctly on each of the 68 goals scored and also generated a high level of
approval in reports filed by game officials.
GoalControl-4D uses 14 high-speed cameras and an imaging system that determines within one second whether a goal has been scored and sends
both a vibration signal and visual signal to watches worn by each game official.
The system will be installed and tested in each stadium in Morocco and Brazil. The initial tests will be
carried out by an independent company once installation is complete, and each officiating team will conduct its own tests prior to kickoff.
Other GLT systems approved by FIFA are CAIROS,
Hawk-Eye, and GoalRef. The English Premier League signed a deal with Hawk-Eye, developed by an English company, last April for use in its matches this season.
GoalControl GmbH, which
developed the system, and FIFA will determine the timelines for installation for each venue in the two competitions.
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