Goalcontrol will provide goal line technology at the 2014 world cup

Goalcontrol will provide goal line technology at the 2014 World Cup

A german company has drawn the rough lot for the 2014 soccer world cup. The company goalcontrol from wurselen has received the order from the world association FIFA for the goal line technology at the final round in brazil.

After the successful application at the confederations cup in summer, goalcontrol will also equip the stadiums with the goal line technology for the first time at a soccer world championship.

"Although there were no goal-line scenes at the tournament where the technology had to indicate goal or no-goal, the system met all FIFA specifications and correctly displayed each of the 68 goals scored. Furthermore, the match officials were very satisfied with the system," FIFA said in view of the test run at the confederations cup.

But that’s not all: when FC bayern munchen ends its super season in december by winning the club world cup (11. Until 21. December) kronen wants, goalcontrol will be part of it. FIFA also awarded the contract for equipping the stadiums in morocco with goal-line technology to the german company.

Before goalcontrol-4-D is used in morocco and brazil, the system will undergo a final installation test in each stadium. These tests will be carried out by an independent testing institute. Before each match, the match officials also carry out their own tests in accordance with the operating procedures issued by the international football association board (IFAB).

In april, FIFA surprisingly awarded the contract for equipping the six stadiums at the confederations cup to goalcontrol, a company based in north rhine-westphalia, in the face of economically strong competition. For the first time at a rough FIFA tournament a corresponding technique was used. The cost of the confed cup was 2.1 million euros, according to fifa secretary-general jerôme valcke. The installed cameras are to remain in the twelve stadiums after the world cup.

Even though there were no controversial scenes at the confederations cup in brazil, the call was still a factor in determining the scorer of the 1:0 for italy in the third-place match against uruguay (3:2 i.E.) helpful. It was only after the computer results were analyzed that it was clear that davide astori had finally put the ball in the net. Top referee howard webb was very pleased with the goal-line technology. "The goalcontrol system is reliable. We have great confidence in the system. The decision will not be taken away from us, but we will have certainty," said the englishman.

For years, those responsible had resisted the use of technical aids. FIFA’s mood turned after the 2010 world cup quarterfinal between germany and england (4:1), when the referee disallowed a clear goal by england’s frank lampard. The whole world recognized the faux pas. Since then, blatter has also stated quite clearly: "goal-line technology is a necessity."In stark contrast to UEFA boss michel platini.

In germany it will still take a while before the technology is used. Bundesliga implementation is not expected until 2014/15 at the earliest, if at all.