Fifa has revealed that German
company GoalControl will provide their camera-orientated goal-line technology
system at World Cup 2014 and the 2013 Club World Cup in Morocco.The system was trialled at the Confederations Cup over
the summer after GoalControl won Fifa’s tender process
to provide the goal-line technology. A statement on the
governing body’s official website read:
“Following the successful implementation of goal-line
technology (GLT) at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil
2013, FIFA can confirm that GoalControl GmbH will be
the official GLT provider for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
“Furthermore, FIFA can today confirm that GLT will be
used at the FIFA Club World Cup to be played in
Morocco from 11-21 December 2013 and that
GoalControl GmbH will be the official GLT provider for
GoalControl’s ‘4D’ system uses a series of 14 high-
speed cameras to accurately measure the location of
the ball as it crosses the line, or indeed doesn’t.
It is able to make a decision in under a second and
transmit a signal to the referee’s watch, which will
vibrate if a goal has been scored.
The use of the system at each tournament is still
subject to a final installation test at each and every
stadium hosting games.