Finally FIFA have shown some common sense with the news that referees will be offered technological assistance to determine what’s a goal and what isn’t officially from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
As far as Frank Lampard and England are concerned it’s about four years too late but considering the reluctance of FIFA to use goalline technology all the way through the process, it’s a massive step forward for the game.
There are two systems up for the contract; Hawk-Eye and GoalRef. Hawk-Eye will use a lot of cameras to determine whether the ball has crossed the line and GoalRef will use a magnetic field around the goal plus an electric circuit in the ball.
Here’s what fans and celebrities make of the news;
@Lord_Sugar - At last! 2014 World Cup to have goal-line tech http://news.sky.com/story/1054111/goal-line-technology-to-be-used-at-world-cup …
@paddypower - Sepp Blatter finally introduces Goal-Line Technology..at last his wife will be able to tell if it's in or not!
@StanCollymore - At last! Goal line technology.
@Adam Leventhal - 'It's RIOver the line!' World Cup 2014 to use goal line technology. Finally.
@ESPNUK - BREAKING! FIFA give thumbs-up to goal-line technology. Bit late for Frank Lampard and his England pals
@JackPrentice96 - Fifa has confirmed goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Not a moment to soon
@BuzzFeedSports - Cheer up Frank Lampard! FIFA announces it will use goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup.
@Ian_Yearsley - I see FIFA have approved the use of goal-line technology for the next World Cup. About time too!
@OfficialTekkers - Fifa has confirmed goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil! Thank you Sepp!
What do you make of the news?
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