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goal-line-technology-wembley2FIFA has announced that German company Goal Control GmbH will be the goal line technology provider for the 2014 World Cup finals following a successful trial at the Confederations Cup.

Goal Control was awarded the contract for the Confederations Cup, plus the Club World Cup and the World Cup, in April but the deal was subject to the technology passing tests at the tournament in Brazil last summer.

FIFA yesterday issued a statement that read: “Today’s announcement follows an evaluation process in which the relevant departments within FIFA examined the use of GoalControl-4D during the FIFA Confederations Cup.

“While there were no goal-line incidents in which the technology was required to determine whether a goal had been scored, the system met all necessary FIFA requirements and indicated every one of the 68 goals correctly. Importantly, there was also a high-level of satisfaction reported by match officials.

“Furthermore, FIFA can today confirm that GLT will be used at the FIFA Club World Cup to be played in Morocco from 11-21 December 2013 and that GoalControl GmbH will be the official GLT provider for the event.

“The use of GoalControl-4D in Morocco and Brazil will be subject to a final installation test at each stadium, which is a standard procedure as part of the official certification process defined in the GLT Testing Manual.