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


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


Last week, FIFA invited bidders to compete for the World Cup and

Confederations Cup contract. The winner is expected to be chosen in


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.