Friday, April 11, 2014

FIFA World Cup™ 2014 Goal-line technology

Goal-line technology (GLT) is set to feature at the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time as a support for match officials, after FIFA confirmed last year the appointment of GoalControl GmbH as the official GLT provider for the tournament. GoalControl is the specialist for real-time image analysis in sport events. The company have developed camera-based vision systems that can detect, identify and track moving objects in complex sceneries. GoalControl is equipped with 14 high-speed cameras located around the pitch, with seven cameras focusing on each goalmouth. The ball’s position is continuously and automatically captured in 3D and the indication of whether a goal has been scored is immediately confirmed within one second to a watch worn by each of the match officials. The intention is to instal FIFA approved, GoalControl systems in each of the 12 stadiums used in the competitions. Labosport Ltd. have recently tested the GoalControl at the iconic Estadio Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

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