The FIFA World Cup 2010 was a catalyst to introduce Goalline technology after England were wrongly denied a goal, when the ball clearly crossed the line, in their Round 16 tie against Germany © Getty Images
The FIFA World Cup 2010 was a catalyst to introduce Goalline technology after England were wrongly denied a goal, when the ball clearly crossed the line, in their Round 16 tie against Germany © Getty Images

 

Rio de Janeiro: Jun 12, 2014

 

Goalline technology will be used at FIFA World Cup 2014 matches for the first time in Brazil to avoid the referees’ mis-judgement on controversial kicks at goalline. The FIFA World Cup 2010 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.

 

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

 

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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