FIFA Approves Goal-Line Technology for 2014 World Cup

by Nigel Assam

In time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, FIFA has announced that goal-line technology will be used. Following the successful use of the technology at the Club World Cup in December in Japan, FIFA president Sepp Blatter effectually gave it his approval. It is to be said that this is an important change in Blatter’s perspective, as he has in the past expressed his unwillingness for goal-line technology in soccer. The two leading companies, among others invited to submit bids, are GoalRef and Hawk Eye.

No one can forget Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal in their 2010 World Cup quarterfinal match against Germany. England have not been victims only, but benefactors of such faulty decisions, as John Terry’s late clearance in England’s Euro 2012 match against Ukraine denied the East Europeans a goal.

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