Goal Line Technology for Brazil 2014 – Frank Lampard Ghost Goal
Technology has come a long way in sports. Active development of more accurate ways to measure speeds and precise moments is constant. Each day a sport finds a new way to give solid data on what happened, making the audience feel more confidence, knowing that the result given is the true result.
Last Wednesday Fifa made headlines, informing of a new technology, developed specially to very if the ball has entered the goal or not. Two companies will in a parallel manner develop a technology to achieve this.
Members of GoalRef were present at the Yokohama International Stadium to see the demonstration of this technology, which uses magnetic fields to detect whether the ball has fully entered into the goal. If the ball entered, the referees are told by a bracelet that vibrates and displays the message “GOAL”.
The usage of this technology has proven to be a topic of much controversy in the last years, as it would mean to leave the results in the hands of a machine. Either way, this coming Brazil 2014 is likely to end up using it, as it would provide the more accurate result. The President of FIFA Seep Blatter has faced a great deal of preassure of different sports organizations for approbing this new measure, after the greately polemic gal made by Frank Lampard in the last World Cup
The testing process has cost one million dollars, beggining in 2011 and ended up with the signing of FIFA and the licenses and Hawk-Eye GoalRef in October this year. If successful, GLT is expected to be used in the Confederations Cup and the Brazil 2014 World Cup
If you are intrigued about the so called ghost ball made by Lampard, check out the video below. It provides thorough coverage by many soccer celebrities on the matter. Make your own conclusions…