Lagos – The World Football Governing Body, FIFA, has named GoalControl GmbH, a Germany-based company, the official Goal-line Technology (GLT) provider for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
A statement by FIFA on Friday said that the decision was taken following the successful implementation of GLT at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
It said the company performed well during the FIFA Confederations Cup in April.
“Today’s announcement follows an evaluation process in which the relevant departments within FIFA examined the use of GoalControl-4D during the FIFA Confederations Cup.
“While there were no goal-line incidents in which the technology was required to determine whether a goal had been scored, the system met all necessary FIFA requirements.
“It indicated every one of the 68 goals correctly. Importantly, there was also a high-level of satisfaction reported by match officials,” the statement said.
It also disclosed that the GLT would be used at the FIFA Club World Cup slated for Dec. 11 to Dec. 21 in Morocco.
“The use of GoalControl-4D in Morocco and Brazil will be subject to a final installation test at each stadium.
It said that prior to every game, the match officials would also carry out their own tests, in-line with the operational procedures approved by the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
According to the statement, FIFA will now liaise with GoalControl GmbH to define the timeline for installation leading up to each event.
The GoalControl-4D system uses 14 high-speed cameras around the pitch.
It confirms whether a goal has been scored automatically within one second by a vibration and visual signal on each match official’s watch. (NAN)