FIFA picks German goal-line technology firm for Brazil

A graphic representation of GoalControl in action. Credit: FIFA.com

FIFA have appointed German company GoalControl to provide goal-line technology at the Confederations Cup in Brazil this summer.

The system, GoalControl-4D, uses 14 high-speed cameras located around the pitch which are directed at both goals and if successful will be also used in the World Cup finals next year.

The company was selected ahead of the three other FIFA-licensed technology providers, including British-based firm Hawkeye.

A FIFA statement said: "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."