Goal Line Technology Gets FIFA Approval for 2014 World Cup
The much talked about goal line technology in football got the nod of the world’s football governing body, FIFA today as it announced that it has approved goal line technology for both the 2014 World Cup and the 2013 Confederations Cup, both coming up in Brazil.
The football power house made the announcement in a statement on its website with a clear statement that it has asked interested goal-line technology suppliers to apply to supply the systems needed.
The statement reads: “After a successful implementation of Goal-Line Technology (GLT) at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in December 2012, FIFA has decided to use GLT at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
“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 pre-match referee tests.”
Absence of goal line technology has led to several controversial calls by referees who have gotten it wrong on whether the ball crossed the goal line or not.
Nigeria who recently won the African Cup of Nations title in South Africa will be among the first nations to experience the goal line technology as it has been drawn in the same group with world and European champions Spain in the 2013 Confederations Cup.
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