Goal-line technology system Hawk-Eye have been awarded with a contract by the English FA, and will be used for the 2013/204 Premier League season. Hawk-Eye won the vote among representatives for the twenty Premier League clubs against goal-line tech systems GoalRef and Cairos, that will see the system installed in all twenty Premier League stadiums, including Wembley. It will cost roughly £250,000 per stadium to install the British-based system, which was recently bought by tech giants Sony.
Hawk-Eye, which tells the referee whether a goal has been scored or not via a special watch, recently lost the bid to be installed at the 2014 World Cup and 2013 Confederations Cup to the German system GoalControl, despite being favored to be awarded the contract. The British system was also favorites to win the contract for the Premier League, and the English FA invested in it’s development in 2007. The system will be first used in the 2012/2013 Community Shield, and when used on the 2013/2014 Premier League season, it will be the time first goal-line technology is used in any domestic competition. Continue reading
Fifa have surprisingly named the German system GoalControl as the provider of goal-line technology at the 2013 Confederations Cup ahead of the British system Hawk-Eye and three other systems. GoalControl was only given an official license a month ago, and was picked to be the provider of goal-line tech for the 2013 Confederations cup and subject to testing the 2014 World Cup, ahead of Hawk-Eye GoalRef and Cairos.
“Provided that the performance of the system during this year’s Festival of Champions meets all necessary FIFA requirements (GoalControl will be used at the 2014 World Cup),” a Fifa statement said.
“While all four companies had previously met the stringent technical requirements of the Fifa quality program, 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.
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Fifa have announced the use of goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, after its successful test at the 2012 Club World Cup. They have invited the goal-line technology providers to submit bids for who will supply the system, which will also be used at the 2013 Confederations Cup, starting on June 15.
“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,” said a statement on the Fifa website. “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.”
Fifa have already approved two different goal-line systems, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, which are meant to help the referee make a tough decision, and they are inviting other providers to tender their bids.