FIFA have today confirmed that they will begin testing several varieties of Goal Line Technology ahead of the annual meeting of the IFAB in March.
Maybe by March 5th 2011, we can stop using this picture.
We featured a showcase of four new types of Goal Line Technology back in August, and it seems that FIFA are still accepting applications as they stated that a deadline of the end of next month has been set for companies to make a first presentation of their technologies to FIFA.
A statement from the IFAB reads: “The technology would apply solely to the goal line, and only to determine whether a goal has been scored or not.
“The system must be accurate; the indication of whether a goal has been scored must be immediate and automatically confirmed within one second; the indication of whether a goal has been scored will only be communicated to the match officials.”
A testing period will then take place with a number of companies to determine the accuracy of each system and this will be reported back to the IFAB annual general meeting on 5th March
Meaning that we could well see more examples of Goal Line Technology surface before the deadline in a little over 6 weeks time, and finally a conclusion to this whole debate by March 2011 next year.