Goal Technology Debuts In Club World Cup

Goal Technology Debuts In Club World Cup

Toshihiro Aoyama’s dipping drive in the 66th minute lit up a pedestrian encounter and sent the J-League champions into the quarter-finals where they will face Egypt’s Al-Ahly.

Goal Technology Debuts In Club World Cup

The match was the first in which soccer’s governing body officially used the goal technology although there was little opportunity to test its effectiveness in a game of few chances.

FIFA are using two systems in Yokohama and Toyota City after finally bowing to calls to eliminate ‘ghost’ goals from the game.

GoalRef, which uses a microchip coil in the ball and low magnetic waves around the goal, was used in Thursday’s game with no problems reported.

FIFA said pre-match tests conducted by the referee at both ends of the pitch 100 minutes before kickoff were successful.

Hawk-Eye, widely used in cricket and tennis, will be used in Sunday’s quarter-finals in Toyota.

FIFA will be given analyses from the competing companies in January and decide which system to use at next year’s Confederations Cup in Brazil.

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