FIFA licenses Cairos as 3rd goal-line tech project

FIFA has licensed the goal-line technology system Cairos as the
third candidate for selection to be used at the 2014 World Cup in
Brazil.

FIFA says Cairos, a German system using magnetic field
technology, joins Hawk-Eye and GoalRef as officially approved
projects. A fourth system has completed testing.

FIFA’s rule-making panel approved goal-line technology last
July.

Last week, FIFA invited bidders to compete for the World Cup and
Confederations Cup contract. The winner is expected to be chosen in
April.

Cairos originally competed with Hawk-Eye, a British camera-based
system, when FIFA first evaluated goal-line technology several
years ago.

Blatter ended his opposition after England midfielder Frank
Lampard had a goal disallowed at the 2010 World Cup.