I have been following FIFA’s plans for goal-line technology.
My last update was in February.
Yesterday it was announced that GoalControl GmbH has won the right to supply Goal-Line Technology at the 2013 Confederations Cup. The company will supply their technology to the World Cup in Brazil 2014, subject to its successful use in 2013.
GoalControl uses fourteen high-speed cameras (seven for each goal) around the pitch.
FIFA announced that “Following a thorough analysis of the final proposals, FIFA appointed GoalControl GmbH as GLT provider on Tuesday, 2 April, and notified all participating companies of the decision. While all four companies had previously met the stringent technical requirements of the FIFA Quality Programme, the final decision was based on criteria relating more specifically to the tournaments in Brazil, including the company’s ability to adapt to local conditions and the compatibility of each GLT system in relation to FIFA match operations. The respective bids were also judged on cost and project management factors such as staffing and time schedules for installation.”
The use of GoalControl-4D is subject to a final installation test at each stadium and will be conducted by an independent test institute.