Here on Footy-Boots.com, we’ve always held the Goal Line Technology in high regard.
So, when Sep Blatter revealed today that, FIFA were considering not just one – but four new types of Goal Line Technology we were immediately interested.
Blatter, who is in Singapore to open the men’s and women’s soccer tournaments for the Youth Olympic Games, has said that – as long as the technology is reliable – that he would be all for the use of goal line technology.
“At this meeting (in October), we will bring the point of goalline technology,” Blatter told reporters. “It is now on the this agenda.”
“My personal opinion on goal technology has never changed, I have said if we have an accurate and simple system then we will implement but so far we have not had a simple, nor an accurate system.”
The 74-year-old said that a number of groups would be able to present their solutions at the meeting.
“The Cairos-Adidas system said they will have something more simple and the Italian group presented by the Italian FA said they now have a system which is absolutely accurate.
“We have the Hawk-Eye again and then a Swiss watch company Longines, they said we have something that will beat everything so in this meeting all of these people can come and present their different items.”
We know about the Cairos-Adidas Initiavite to use electronic sensors in the goal mouth and the ball, and Hawk-Eye is familiar to those who watch Tennis.
However, the Italian FA and Longines are completely new names to enter the fray, and we’re really excited to see what they bring to the table.
What would you like to see from these new systems? Motion Trackers in the goalposts & cross bar? An Appeal system?
Or are you not bothered as long as it doesn’t effect the flow of the game?
Let us know!