FIFA to launch Goal-Line Technology (GLT) at 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup

FIFA today announced that Goal-Line Technology (GLT) will be used at both the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup. A successful trial period at the FIFA Club World Cup and Frank Lampard’s uncounted goal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup were reportedly two big factors in the decision that came down.

"The aim is to use GLT in order to support the match officials and to install a system in all stadia, pending the successful installation, and pre-match referee tests," a FIFA statement communicated.

Last July, Major League Soccer (MLS) entertained the thought of using GLT by the 2013 season, but those tentative plans were scrapped. Back on July 5, 2012, Nelson Rodriguez, executive vice president of competition and game operations, said, “MLS is eager to begin the process toward implementing one of these advancements, but we first need to research the installation, testing, staffing and training required.”