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FIFA Uses Technology For The First Time [VIDEO]

Fédération Internationale de Football Association will use state of the art technology to detect when a ball crosses the goal line in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

FIFA chose GoalControl, a German based company to accurately detect the number of balls crossing the goal line in the World Cup. What criteria was used to arrive at this decision?

Rolf Dittrich, a GoalControl spokesperson, stated that FIFA and the International Football Association Board (IFAB) used three lines of reasoning in the matter. According to CNet, the “selection included whether the technology could instantly determine if a ball “had” or “had not” completely crossed the goal line, whether it was completely accurate in this matter, and if the technology did not interfere in the game.”

When a ball has or has not crossed the goal line, a wristwatch worn by the referee will vibrate and post a message. Currently, the technology only indicates “a goal with the word goal. However, in the future, the company plans to add the time and a timer” to the functionality of the watch, according to Mr. Dittrich.

Exciting things are happening at the 2014 World Cup. I can’t wait to watch this new technology in action!

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