Goal-line technology wins approval for 2014 World Cup
Brazil based tournament will have assistance for referees
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Fifa has confirmed that goal-line technology will be in place for the 2014 World Cup. The technology was tested at the Club World Cup in December, and Fifa will now roll it out for this summer's Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup.
Fifa said in a statement: "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."
Hawk-Eye and GoalRef both have Fifa approval and are set to compete, along with two other German manufacturers, for the World Cup rights.
Latest in Sport
Paul Scholes: Emirates was the easy option for Mesut Ozil. He needs a leader - and Arsenal don't have them
Gareth Bale reveals the two things he hates about Real Madrid: 'Getting nutmegged and Spanish spiders'
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao
Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his dance moves, including the moonwalk
Terminally-ill Club Brugge fan Lorenzo Schoonbaert delays euthanasia appointment to see his beloved football club 'win one last time'