GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY MOVES CLOSER
It has been a long-awaited decision in world football, but the FIFA President Sepp Blatter recently confirmed that it is conceivable that goal-line technology will be present at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Goal-line technology is one of the most controversial issues in world football right now, with a number of football associations is demanding the inclusion of this technology at all levels of the game in the future.
This would solve a number of problems involving the goal-line clearances, which are subject to the decision of the referee right now. However, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been unwilling to introduce technology into football up until now, as it would slowdown the game considerably.
However, there has been a rapid development in the goal-line technology, which now takes only a few seconds in order to determine the result.
Following this development, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has now confirmed that the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is more likely to have this technology. England star Frank Lampard scored a goal, which has now been referred to as the "ghost goal" in the match against Germany in the last World Cup. It has drew intense criticism from various football Associations, which have called for a swift introduction of this technology into the game.
"We don't want a repeat of last World Cup (and the) experiences in last week in Italy. I think I can convince the IFAB board that we must go forward with technology. We cannot afford to just wait and see what happens. Platini doesn't want it, but I wouldn't be again in a World Cup and witness another situation," Blatter said in a recent interview. Hawk-Eye, which is a Sony owned corporation, is a favourite to get the nod for the use at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.