Since the game of football (soccer) began, teams have suffered. Why? Well, because of poor decisions made by referees in major tournaments. Wrong decision making by referees in major international and club tournaments have cost teams big.
Now, with Goal-line technology making its presence in football, fans can expect poor decision to make its way off the field. After intensive and rigorous test schedules, the IFAB has finally given the nod to use Goal- line technology in football games. With this move in place, referees in major tournaments will be able seek assistance from technology to make the right decisions.
FIFA will make use of Goal-line technology utilizing two of its sub component technologies, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, both meant to assist referees with calls and decisions during the full length of a football match. Hawk eye technology consists of 8 high-speed cameras (500fps) that capture multiple images and angles to ascertain whether the football has crossed the goal line completely.
GoalRef technology uses electromagnetic antennas around cross bars and goalposts that transmit a signal to the referees watch if the ball crosses the goal line mid air. These new technology systems are going to make their first appearance at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup in December. Goal line technology will also be used in all 64 matches at the 2014 FIFA world Cup in Brazil.