FIFA announce that Goal-Line Technology will be used at Confederations Cup and World Cup in Brazil
FIFA announced on Tuesday that, after a successful trial of Goal-Line Technology at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan last December, they have decided to implement the technology at the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup this summer and at next year’s FIFA World Cup, both to be held in Brazil.
FIFA released a statement on their website on Tuesday morning and it can be read below:
'After a successful implementation of Goal-Line Technology (GLT) at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in December 2012, FIFA has decided to use GLT at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
The aim is to use GLT in order to support the match officials and to install a system in all stadia, pending the successful installation, and pre-match referee tests.
With different technologies on the market, FIFA has launched a tender today, setting out the technical requirements for the two forthcoming competitions in Brazil.
The two GLT providers already licensed under FIFA’s Quality Programme for GLT, and other GLT providers currently in the licensing process (that must have passed all relevant tests as of today) are invited to submit tenders.
Interested GLT companies will be invited to join an inspection visit to the Confederations Cup venues, currently scheduled for mid-March, with a final decision due to be confirmed in early April.'