Goal-line technology to debut in FIFA World Cup 2014

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Goal-line technology to debut in FIFA World Cup 2014
Rio de Janeiro, June 12: Goal-line technology will be used at FIFA World Cup matches for the first time in Brazil to avoid the referees' misjudgement on controversial kicks at goal-line.

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The 2010 World Cup was a catalyst to introduce the technology after England were wrongly denied a goal, when the ball clearly crossed the line, in their Round 16 tie against Germany, reports Xinhua.

Dirk Broichhausen, managing director of the official provider of the system GoalControl, ensured the technology, according to tests, is 100 percent accurate.

GoalControl chairman Bjoern Lindner explained that there are high speed cameras trained on each goal post to determine if an attempt on goal has crossed the line. The system will send a "GOAL" message to the referee's watch if the ball is in.

Broichhausen also said the data is transmitted via encrypted offline system and the new technology couldn't be hacked.

GoalControl was tested last year at the Confederations Cup where it accurately reported every goal.


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