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New goal-line system approved for Confederations Cup
by Ridge Mahoney, April 2nd, 2013 11:23PM
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[FIFA] An arms race is developing in a technology that didn’t exist a few years ago. GoalControl GmbH has been approved by FIFA as the official goal-line technology (GLT) provider for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil.

It will retain that distinction for the 2014 World Cup if it performs successfully this summer.

The Germany-based company devised a system that uses 14 high-speed cameras stationed around the field. It was selected by FIFA after
presentations were made in February at the FIFA offices by GoalControl and the three other approved systems.

The respective bids were judged on cost and project management factors such as staffing and time schedules for installation. In a press
release FIFA cited “the final decision was based on criteria relating more specifically to the tournaments in Brazil, including the company’s ability to adapt to local conditions and the compatibility of each GLT system in relation to FIFA match operations.”

A final installation test at each stadium where the system will be used is the last step in the process prior to the start of the Confederations Cup. Before every game, match officials will also conduct their own tests, following the same operational procedures
used at the 2012 Club World Cup 2012 in Japan.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB), which oversees rule changes and interpretations in conjunction with FIFA, approved the principle of using GLT in official competitions last July. GoalControl is the fourth system to be tested and approved; the others are HawkEye, GoalRef and CAIROS.



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