FIFA Will Use Goal Line Technology at WC 2014 Brazil

FIFA to Use Goal Line Technology

FIFA to Use Goal Line Technology

FIFA has announced that it will use goal line technology at the 2014 World Cup matches in Brazil.

FIFA has already licensed two goal line technology systems, Hawkeye and Goalref, and is open to receiving solicitations from other vendors.

In the most recent report, the German firm Cairos appears to be the leading candidate system.

Sources cite embarrasing assistant referee mistakes such as the Frank Lampard goal scored but not awarded against Germany in the 2010 World Cup England v Germany match.

Don’t look for this in youth matches or college play, the technology is too expensive for all-purpose use.
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Most Obvious Red Cards Ever

Soccer Red Card.

The Red Card

Many red cards are controversial – either undeserved or completely backwards. In a few cases, you may question the sanity of the referee.

Bad Red Cards

For example, in the Brazil – Ghana world cup match 2006-06-27, a Ghana attack penetrated the Brazilian defense into their penalty area. He splits two defenders but loses the ball. He continues forward to challenge for a loose ball, but the ball is cleared by a defender. The defender, never touched, pretends to be fouled, and should have been sent off. The attacker stumbles only slightly, and recovers his balance without touching the ground. The moronic referee issued a straight red – an astonishing result.
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