Apr 30, 2012
FIFA says final goal-line technology testing to start in MayBack
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The GoalRef system was developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits.
In March, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) approved Hawk-Eye’s visual/image processing solution and GoalRef’s technology for participation in the second-phase testing that is aimed at assessing the reliability and accuracy of each system, as well as the robustness of the technology.
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) reported on Monday that the IFAB confirmed that the second test phase would comprise four different elements, namely field tests, training sessions, laboratory tests and live professional matches.
FIFA said that field tests would take place in a football stadium chosen by the GLT system provider and that EMPA would conduct a greater volume of shots on an empty goal, shots against an impact wall, shots on a goalkeeper, and the sled test, as per Test Phase 1.
During training sessions, a series of simulated scenarios on the field using players will assess the GLT systems with an increased number of players in and around the goalmouth.
Both GLT systems will undergo laboratory testing against a variety of ambient and technical conditions. This will include simulating different climatic conditions such as rain, smoke, fog, heat and humidity. Testing against the impact of proximity to mobile phone transmitters or other magnetic field distortions and on the watches worn by the match officials, would be carried out.
To ensure that all aspects have been considered in the two testing phases, each company is also required to have their systems tested in two separate live matches. Only the EMPA observer in the stadium would have access to the GLT system readings and the system will not be used by match officials, thereby preventing any influence on the outcome of the matches.
Hawk-Eye’s live matches commence with the Hampshire FA Senior Cup Final between Eastleigh FC and AFC Totton on May 16 at St Mary’s stadium, outside London. A second fixture would be confirmed shortly.
Further, GoalRef’s system would be tested in either two Danish Superligaen matches, or one league fixture and a forthcoming international friendly match.
The Phase 2 test results would be provided to the IFAB for a definitive decision on the use of GLT technology to be made at a meeting, on July 2, in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine.
The call for the introduction of GLT followed the ruling out of England’s Frank Lampard’s goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, even though the ball clearly crossed the line.
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