FIFA picks GoalControl system
02 April 2013, 18:14
Zurich - FIFA has picked the GoalControl goal-line technology system as its preferred choice ahead of the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil, and will use it first at the Confederations Cup in June.
FIFA says it chose the German camera-based, ball-tracking system over three rival projects: GoalRef and Cairos, which both use magnetic fields; and Hawk-Eye, another camera system.
GoalControl was the last of the four to enter the contest, being licensed last month.
FIFA says its contract with GoalControl for the World Cup can be reviewed if there are problems at the 16-match Confederations Cup.
Football's rule-making panel approved goal-line technology last July.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has urged using goal-line technology in Brazil after England midfielder Frank Lampard had a clear goal disallowed against Germany at the 2010 World Cup.