Many people opposed the idea of introducing certain types of technology in Soccer as they stated that it could do more damage than good as well as ruining the ‘’essence’’ of the most watched and played sport in the entire world. After many arguments, discussions, meetings and talks it was finally agreed that the 2014 World Cup was going to be center stage for goal-line technology to be introduced for the first time at a worldwide event with millions of people tuning in to cheer for their favorite teams and player but at the same time seeing if whether or not the goal-line technology would work out or not.
Surprisingly enough the 2014 World Cup saw the referees having to make a large number of tough decisions throughout the entire tournament. This newly introduced technology had to be used as early as the group stages of the event when France played against Honduras and the 2nd goal of Karim Benzema at first seemed dubious and unclear as to whether or not the ball had actually completely passed the goal- line but it was later confirmed.
The system features 14 high speed cameras with 7 being deployed on each side of the pitch inside the net of the respective teams which reacts when needed by alarming the referee through a vibration that they received in a watch as well as providing almost instantaneous replays of the ball entering or not the net of a team. In some way it is similar to Tennis as fans from home and in the stadium can witness for themselves if a goal should be allowed.
At the end of it all, it worked out as it helped out referees on a number of occasions and made it easier for the officials on the pitch in moments when a human eye simply couldn’t react fast enough.