FIFA sets July 2012 target for goal-line systems

FIFA has set a target date of July 2012 to approve goal-line technology systems that could be introduced before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Soccer’s governing body says candidates must pass a further two rounds of tests at a stadium of their choice. A FIFA group is to meet in July next year to analyze the results.

Technology companies bidding for approval must tell FIFA in the next month if they want to take part in tests scheduled from September to December.

Systems achieving 90 percent accuracy in ”simulated match scenarios” could be invited for more tests in 2012.