Goal-line technology: FIFA coup for German company GoalControl
FIFA has picked German company GoalControl as its preferred goal-line technology provider for the 2014 World Cup
Last Updated: 02/04/13 4:07pm
The GoalControl-4D system uses 14 high-speed cameras located around the pitch, which are directed at both goals.
The technology will be trialled at this summer's Confederations Cup in Brazil and, if successful, used at next year's World Cup finals.
The company was selected ahead of the three other FIFA-licensed technology providers, including British-based firm Hawkeye.
A FIFA statement said: "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 in Brazil is subject to a final installation test at each stadium where the system will be installed."
It will be the second time a FIFA tournament has used goal-line technology after two other systems, including Hawkeye, were used successfully at the Club World Cup in Japan in December.