European Handball Federation Will Test New Goal-Line Technology At EHF Cup
The European Handball Federation "will test a new goal-line technology system at the EHF Cup in Nantes, France from May 18-19," according to the SID. An EHF statement said, "At the request of referees it will now be possible to check decisions on the awarding of goals via video replay -- and to answer the question as to whether the whole ball has crossed the line." The system "uses a special wide-angle camera fixed to the crossbar to give a complete picture of the goal line." If the referees ask for goal-line technology assistance, the game "will be halted and the referees will watch the video replay provided to them by technicians next to the timekeepers table." The system "will not be used for any other match situation by the referees" (SID, 5/7).