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FIFA decide on GoalControl technology

2 April 2013 19:03

FIFA has chosen German company GoalControl to provide goal-line technology for next year's World Cup in Brazil.

GoalControl has been announced as the winner of FIFA's goal-line technology tender process ahead of HawkEye, GoalRef and CAIROS.

The German company's GoalControl-4D system will be used by FIFA at the Confederations Cup in Brazil in June, which will serve as a final test ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

GoalControl owner Dirk Broichhausen argued his company's system was superior as it did not require any modification to balls or goal frames.

"Our innovation, and also a difference looking to other competitors, is that we can use standard goals, balls and nets," Broichhausen said.

"There is no modification necessary."

GoalControl-4D uses 14 high-speed cameras around the pitch, which track the ball in three dimensions whenever it goes near the goal.

If the ball crosses the line, GoalControl-4D sends an encrypted signal to the referee's watch, signalling a goal has been scored.

Broichhausen estimates GoalControl will cost $US260,000 to install at each stadium and $US3,900 per game to operate.

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