Posted June 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
FIFA will use goal-line technology in international matches for the first time at the Confederations Cup, starting with Saturday's opening match between Brazil and Japan. The Associated Press looks at why technology has been introduced and how it will work: WHY NOW? FIFA President Sepp Blatter insisted for years that technology had no place in football, and that refereeing mistakes were part of the attraction of the game. But Blattter's long-standing opposition to giving referees high-tech aids evaporated after seeing match officials embarrassed at the 2010 World Cup when England midfielder Frank Lampard had a clear goal disallowed against Germany. TESTING TECHNOLOGY After the 2010 World Cup, 10 systems put themselves forward to FIFA for testing in 2011, but the accuracy of the results was not deemed to be acceptable. After several systems were refined, the sport's rule-making body, the International Football Association Board, was satisfied they could work in matches and took t...
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