Friday, February 27, 2015

Goal Line Technology

Recently many of the top soccer leagues around the world have started employing goal line technology to help assist referees to decide when a goal should be allowed. These technologies have been used in other sports, such as tennis, for years and soccer is now just starting to get in on the game. The amazing thing about these systems is that they are able to create 3d renderings of the entire field and goal area that can be used for television purposes. The biggest example of this use was during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil where are goal that could never have been called by the human eye was allowed because of the goal line technology, and through the visual 3d rendering the global viewing audience was able to see why it was allowed.
This goal was deemed to by an own goal by the Honduran keeper and allowed France to extend their lead. These new systems make it so much easier for referees and the viewing audience to determine what is and is not considered a goal.

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