Goal Line Technology:World Cup 2014 is its first test
The wait is over!
It has been announced by Fifa that goalline technology will be used during the 2014 World Cup after welcoming suppliers of the product software to submit official bids before this summer.
Goalline technology had been tested at the Club World Cup in December after the Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, committed to bringing in a system by the time of Brazil 2014.
Taking after an "effective execution" throughout the Japan competition, when Chelsea lost in the last to Corinthians, Fifa will now think about which stage to utilize and settle on a choice as a part of April, authoritatively moving the system out at the Confederations Cup this hot time of year, likewise to be held in Brazil.
"After a successful implementation of goalline technology at the Fifa Club World Cup in Japan in December 2012, Fifa has decided to use GLT at the Fifa Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil," Fifa said in a statement. "The aim is to use GLT in order to support the match officials and to install a system in all stadia, pending the successful installation, and pre-match referee tests.
"With different technologies on the market, Fifa has launched a tender today, setting out the technical requirements for the two forthcoming competitions in Brazil."
The two goalline frameworks that have as of recently been sanction by Fifa are Hawk-Eye and Goalref, which are proposed to help the official settle on a choice if there is any uncertainty whether the ball has gone too far for a goal. Hawk-Eye, which has as of recently been utilized with incredible accomplishment within expert cricket and tennis, includes the utilization of various cameras, while Goalref utilizes a magnetic field around the goal and an electronic circuit in the ball. Different suppliers have likewise been welcome to delicate their offers and place bids.
The statement continued: "The two GLT providers already licensed under Fifa's quality programme for GLT, and other GLT providers currently in the licensing process [that must have passed all relevant tests as of today] are invited to submit tenders. Interested GLT companies will be invited to join an inspection visit to the Confederations Cup venues, currently scheduled for mid-March, with a final decision due to be confirmed in early April."
During the 2010 World Cup, England's Frank Lampard had a legitimate goal disallowed against Germany, even after the ball had clearly crossed the line.
We await with bated breath for Brazil to be the opening of fair play.