FIFA pick GoalControl for Confederations Cup

Apr 02, 2013

Football's world governing body on Tuesday said that German company GoalControl will provide the goal-line technology at this year's Confederations Cup in Brazil.

The firm's GoalControl- system, which uses 14 high-speed cameras placed around the pitch to track the ball, was chosen ahead of three other bids after a tendering process, presentation and inspections in Brazil, FIFA said in a statement.

The June 15-30 tournament will be the second FIFA-accredited competition in which the technology will be used to determine disputed goal-line incidents, after its use in last year's Club World Cup in Japan.

GoalControl is in the running to provide goal-line technology for next year's World Cup in Brazil "provided that the performance of the system during this year's Festival of Champions meets all necessary FIFA requirements", the federation said.

FIFA said that all four companies, including Britain's Hawk-Eye already in use in and , had all met the technical requirements but their decision was based on "criteria relating more specifically to the tournaments in Brazil".

That included local conditions in the South American country, it added.

Use of the technology is still subject to final tests at each stadium hosting matches while match officials will also carry out their own checks, in line with procedures carried out at the Club .

Explore further: UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Hawk-Eye firm hopes for 'phantom goal'

Dec 09, 2012

Hawk-Eye chiefs are hoping for a Frank Lampard-like "ghost goal" at the Club World Cup, its managing director said Saturday, as the goal-line technology prepares to make its competitive debut.

Anger as FIFA rejects goal-line technology

Mar 07, 2010

The International Football Association Board has rejected the introduction of goal-line technology, sparking an angry reaction from some football managers.

Recommended for you

UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

Apr 23, 2014

A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.

Gates-funded student data group to shut down

Apr 21, 2014

The head of a student data processing organization says it will shut down in the coming months following criticism that led to the recent loss of its last active client—New York state.

Four questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

Apr 19, 2014

Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.

User comments : 0

More news stories