Fifa select company to provide goal-line technology

GoalControl will be used for Confederations Cup in Brazil

FIFA have appointed German company GoalControl to provide goal-line technology at the Confederations Cup in Brazil this summer.

The system, GoalControl-4D, uses 14 high-speed cameras located around the pitch which are directed at both goals and if successful will be also used in the World Cup finals next year.

The company was selected ahead of the three other FIFA-licensed technology providers, including British-based firm Hawkeye.

A FIFA statement said: "While all four companies had previously met the stringent technical requirements of the FIFA quality programme, the final decision was based on criteria relating more specifically to the tournaments in Brazil, including the company's ability to adapt to local conditions and the compatibility of each GLT system in relation to FIFA match operations.

"The respective bids were also judged on cost and project management factors such as staffing and time schedules for installation.

"The use of GoalControl-4D in Brazil is subject to a final installation test at each stadium where the system will be installed."

It will be the second time a FIFA tournament has used goal-line technology after two other systems including Hawkeye were used successfully at the Club World Cup in Japan in December.

PA

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