Hawk-Eye tests goal-line tech 2 months before vote
The second phase of testing with Hawk-Eye’s goal-line technology
system has started, less than two months before football’s
rule-makers decide whether it can be used in games.
Experiments with the Sony Corp.-owned system were conducted at
Southampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium on Thursday.
Hawk-Eye is a camera-based ball-tracking system successfully
deployed in tennis and cricket.
The other system being considered by the International Football
Association Board is the GoalRef system which is set to be tested
in Danish matches.
GoalRef, owned by a German-Danish company, uses a magnetic field
with a special ball.
IFAB is set to make a final decision on whether to allow the use
of goal-line technology at a meeting on July 2.