FIFA World Cup 2014 goal-line technology
In October 2013, FIFA awarded the contract for goal-line technology to German company GoalControl, and its GoalControl-4D system. The Tivoli stadium in Achen was the first to be fitted with a FIFA-certified goal-line technology system. Note that the rival Hawk-Eye technology has already been in use in English Premier League fixtures since the 2013-145 season. Derbyshire-based company Labosport will carry out the final installation testing of goal-line technology systems. It also tested the Hawk-Eye systems for the Premier League.
The World Cup football tournament starts in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil next month and organisers FIFA will be hoping goal-line technology will not be dominating all the headlines. We take a closer look at the technology.