Goal-line Technology to be used at 2014 World Cup
FIFA has recently made an official announcement which stated that the GLT or Goal Line Technology will be used at its 2013 Confederations Cup as well as the World Cup 2014.
This scheme used as a trial in the December’s Club World Cup and seeing its potential, the officials have made the decision to utilize it further for all their forthcoming competitions.
In an official statement they mentioned that they aimed to use the GLT so that they could be able to support the officials of the matches in all the stadiums.
The presence of multiple technologies made the FIFA launch a tender this Tuesday which specified the technical pre requisites of their next competitions to be held in Brazil.
The license process has already been completed for the two GLT providers under the Quality Programme for GLA under the FIFA. Yet other GLT providers are in the process of obtaining the relevant license and have been requested to submit a tender.
The statement read as follows: “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.”
However the system has its share of opposes as well and UEFA president Michel Plantini is not in favour of this methodology. If he is not convinced then the Champions League and the Europa League will be deprived of this GLT technology.
Although FIFA President Sepp Blatter too was not convinced of its credibility during the early stages, later he had a change of mind after seeing its efficiency. All said and done, this technology will soon be able to eliminate discrepancies and promote fair play.