FIFA cast doubt over using Ligue 1 goal-line technology at 2018 World Cup after being informed of glitches
- FIFA says it is yet to decide if France’s GoalControl will be used at the World Cup
- Ligue 1 are unimpressed by how it has failed in matches this season
- It incorrectly indicated there had been a goal in Rennes 0-1 Caen in September
FIFA says it has been informed of glitches in the 2014 World Cup goal-line technology system during games in France.
Football’s governing body says it has yet to decide whether GoalControl will be used in Russia at a second World Cup.
FIFA’s statement followed the French league warning GoalControl in a meeting on Tuesday that the contract could be terminated at the end of the season.
FIFA have been informed of glitches in France’s goal-line technology ahead of the World Cup
In September between Rennes and Caen, a referee was forced to overrule the technology
The French league says it wants improvements after expressing ‘dissatisfaction with the failures’ in several matches.
The most notable incident occurred back in September during Rennes v Caen.
During the second half, an inswinging corner from Wahbi Khazri, on loan at Rennes from Sunderland, was punched away close to the goaline – but clearly not over it – by goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre.
But the watch worn by referee Amaury Delerue vibrated, signalling a goal head been scored. Delerue decided to override the technology and the score remained 1-0.
Goal-line technology entered football after a Frank Lampard goal for England against Germany was wrongly disallowed at the 2010 World Cup in the round of 16.
Goal-line technology was introduced after Frank Lampard’s goal at a World Cup was not given
FIFA is focused on fast-tracking the next phase of technology – video assistant referees – for the 2018 World Cup.
GLT and VAR systems were provided by Hawk-Eye at this year’s Confederations Cup.