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FIFA to introduce goal-line technology, but referee will make final decision

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    semperfi

    It is about time the FIFA people realized that you can't keep the "Beautiful Game" out of the 21st Century.

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    Hide Suzuki

    Thanks FIFA, for finally introducing something they could have done 15 years ago !

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    Jimizo

    I worry about the next steps. Offsides? Penalties? Corners? Dangerous tackles? Handballs? One of the reasons football is the biggest and best is the fact that it isn't stop-start. Let it flow.

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    cubic

    If the decision to use the technology is with the referee, how does this actually work? He stops play the moment he isn't sure if the ball crossed the line - if the ball does cross its a goal and play restarts with a kickoff, but if it didn't cross the line what happens? Free kick to the other team? If so, from where? What if they are in advantageous counter attacking situation and lose out as a result? I think having a 4th official looking at a monitor tracking the ball and then communicating to the referee via his headset in real-time would be a much smoother method.

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    Hide Suzuki

    @cubic

    What's so difficult to understand ? If the ball crosses the line, then the play stops, if it doesn't, the play continues. Now the referee can rely on this new technology instead of what they see from 30 meters away.

    This only helps especially in a low scoring game like soccer.

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    asa.jad7

    then stupid mistake such as a certain w-cup will decrease, which is nice for everyone:)

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    Jimizo

    @asa.jad7 That depends. The Republic of Ireland were beaten in a world cup playoff by a goal coming from a blatant handball by Thierry Henry and lost out on a place in South Africa. The majority of controversial decisions in a game are offsides, penalties and red cards. If the technology is used for this only, all well and good, but the idiots at FIFA have a past history of interfering and lowering the quality of the game. The game as a free-flowing spectacle must be preserved.

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    cubic

    Hide

    What's so difficult to understand ? If the ball crosses the line, then the play stops, if it doesn't, the play continues. Now the referee can rely on this new technology instead of what they see from 30 meters away.

    I agree with the use of technology, I just think the method hasn't been thought out well. The referee has to stop the game to get someone to check the monitor doesn't he? As I understand it he would stop play, everyone would wait to hear what the result of the check is, then he would either award a goal if it crossed the line or if it wasn't a goal, what?...give the other team a free kick somewhere? You would have a break in the game, which would disrupt the passage of play and potentially screw another team's counter-attack up. It seems illogical putting this completely in the referee's hands. Having a 4th official checking the monitor at all times and communicating with the referee instantly would be much smoother.

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    KariHaruka

    About time football joins the rest of the sporting world into the 21st century. I've said for years now that if Ice Hockey, Rugby, Cricket etc and it doesn't effect the game than why not football as well.

    cubic its a rather simple solution. If its a goal then its a kick off from the center. However if it isn't a goal than it be a goal kick or a pass back from the opposition to you.

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    lostrune2

    The referee has to stop the game to get someone to check the monitor doesn't he?

    No. If there's a legit goal, the goal-line tech automatically sends a wireless signal to the ref's watch which would then alarm - all within 1 second after the goal. It's up to the ref whether to acknowledge the goal if he is unsure, or not to acknowledge it if he is sure that it is not a goal from his POV.

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    KariHaruka

    Or used when I find you pathetic for trying to start a random and needless argument which guess what? Is a troll. Come back onto the internet once you're less angry with the world.

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    cubic

    lostrune2

    No. If there's a legit goal, the goal-line tech automatically sends a wireless signal to the ref's watch which would then alarm - all within 1 second after the goal. It's up to the ref whether to acknowledge the goal if he is unsure, or not to acknowledge it if he is sure that it is not a goal from his POV.

    Ah, got it. Thanks! Didn't know it works like that.

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    nandakandamanda

    Why did this take so long? I want my life back.

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