Premier League Favors Hawk-Eye, GoalControl Goal-Line Technology Systems
Two camera-based systems "have emerged as the clear favourites to be awarded the contract to provide goal-line technology to the Premier League," according to Richard Conway of the BBC. Hawk-Eye, the British-developed system, and GoalControl, a German firm appointed by FIFA to supply goal-line technology to the Confederations Cup and the 2014 Brazil World Cup, "are the leading contenders to win the Premier League contract." It is felt the two systems "can provide broadcasters with accurate graphical imagery of goal-line incidents." The 20 Premier League chairmen "will gather in central London on Thursday and are understood to be highly likely to give the go-ahead" to goal-line technology, so it "can be installed in time for the start of next season" (BBC, 4/10).