Instant Replay Comes To World Cup

Purists Beware: Goal-line Technology Debuts in Brazil

Brazil 2014 marks the first time goal-line technology is used at the 32-nation football jamboree.

GoalControl CEO Dirk Broichhausen. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters Photo)

Fourteen cameras – seven focused on each goalmouth – will be used in all 12 World Cup stadiums in Brazil. The cameras will record 500 images each second, and a computer will process the frames. Within a second of a ball crossing the line, the referee’s special watch will vibrate and flash “GOAL.”

The small German start-up company GoalControl created the technology, which has been used for years in sports such as cricket, rugby, tennis and American-style football.

Read more at VOA’s sports blog, The Sonny Side of Sports

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