New goal-line technology will be introduced at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. FIFA President Sepp Blatter confirmed it would happen during an official visit to Moldova.
Blatter pointed it out that it will be debuted in Japan at the Club World Cup in December, where two FIFA-approved goal-line technology systems will be tested.
The first system, Hawk-Eye, is camera-based and is already used in tennis and cricket. The English company was bought by Sony Corp., a World Cup sponsor, after FIFA invited companies to take part in two rounds of extensive tests designed by a technical institute in Zurich.
The second one, GoalRef, uses magnetic sensors in the goalposts to track an “intelligent” ball, made by Danish company Select.
The best system will be used at FIFA's Confederations Cup in Brazil next June.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t introduce it earlier at the 2010 World Cup, where England was denied a clear goal by Frank Lampard against Germany,” the Sport Express paper quotes Blatter as saying. “We can’t afford this to happen again.”
The Englishmen, however, benefited from another error at the Euro 2012 when co-hosts Ukraine had a goal disallowed in a decisive group match, as England won 1-0 and Ukraine was eliminated.
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