Hawk-Eye tests goal-line technology before vote
The second phase of testing with Hawk-Eye’s goal-line technology
system has started, less than two months before soccer’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 used in tennis and cricket.
The other system being considered by the International Football
Association Board is the GoalRef system, which will be tested in
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 July 2.