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SBD Global/October 11, 2012/International Football

Bundesliga Club Hannover 96 Tests Goal-Line Technology GoalRef

Bundesliga club Hannover 96 has been the league's first club "to test the GoalRef goal-line technology," according to the SID. Hannover 96 replacement goaltender Markus Miller said, "I had the feeling that the ball was a little bit heavier. As a result it is flying straighter." With the GoalRef technology the referee "will receive a signal that indicates the ball crossed the goal line." This is made possible through a copper coil inside the ball. GoalRef, which was invented by the Frauenhofer Institut, "is one of the two goal-line technologies that was approved by FIFA." The other one is the Hawk Eye technology, used in tennis. Hawk Eye technology costs €250,000 ($322,000) to install, twice the cost of GoalRef (SID, 10/10).
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