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SBD Global/October 14, 2013/International Football

GoalControl Named Goal-Line Technology Provider For '14 World Cup In Brazil

GoalControl has been named the official goal-line technology provider for the 2014 World Cup. The Germany-based company won a tender process in April, but with confirmation for the 2014 World Cup being subject to the system’s performance during the Confederations Cup in June. The announcement follows an evaluation process in which the relevant departments within FIFA examined the use of GoalControl-4D during the 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 and indicated every one of the 68 goals correctly. There was also a high level of satisfaction reported by match officials. FIFA also confirmed that goal-line technology will be used at the FIFA Club World Cup to be played in Morocco from Dec. 11-21 and that GoalControl will be the official goal-line technology provider for the event (FIFA). LA AFICION reported GoalControl uses 14 high-speed cameras located at "different points on the field." Confirmation of "a goal takes less than a second via a visual signal that also vibrates in the watches of referees" (LA AFICION, 10/10).
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