FIFA have confirmed that they will introduce goalline technology into the game in time for the 2013 Confederations Cup and then the 2014 World Cup.
The game’s governing body trialled software during the World Club Cup at the end of 2012 and have confirmed today that they will consider bids from technology providers and decide on a software to use in time for the 2013 Confederations Cup.
The technology chosen will then also be used during the 2014 World Cup, which like the Confederations Cup will be hosted in Brazil.
“After a successful implementation of goalline technology at the Fifa Club World Cup in Japan in December 2012, FIFA has decided to use GLT at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil,” FIFA’s statement released today read.
“The aim is to use GLT in order to support the match officials and to install a system in all stadia, pending the successful installation, and pre-match referee tests.
“With different technologies on the market, FIFA has launched a tender today, setting out the technical requirements for the two forthcoming competitions in Brazil.”
FIFA will decide between goalline technologies Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, both of which are intended to aid referees in determining if the whole ball has crossed the goalline.