FIFA approves goal-line technology firm for 2014 World Cup

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The World Football Governing Body, FIFA, has named GoalControl GmbH, a Germany-based company, the official Goal-line Technology provider for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

A statement by FIFA on Friday said the decision was taken following the successful implementation of GLT at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.

It said the company performed well during the FIFA Confederations Cup in April.

The world football governing body said, “Today’s announcement follows an evaluation process in which the relevant departments within FIFA examined the use of GoalControl-4D during the FIFA Confederations Cup.

“While there were no goal-line incidents in which the technology was required to determine whether a goal had been scored, the system met all necessary FIFA requirements.

“It indicated every one of the 68 goals correctly. Importantly, there was also a high-level of satisfaction reported by match officials.”

It added that the GLT would be used at the FIFA Club World Cup slated for December 11 to 21 in Morocco.

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