Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

French league to 'immediately suspend' goal-line technology

French league to 'immediately suspend' goal-line technology

The Ligue de Football Professionnel on Thursday, confirmed that the use of goal-line technology in Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue, has been suspended.

The Premier League, Bundesliga, Eredivisie and Italian Serie A all use a separate company, Hawk-Eye, for their goal-line technology, while GoalControl's system was used during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Adrien Rabiot headed in PSG's second goal against Amiens but the referee's watch did not vibrate to indicate a goal.

"The LFP informed German company Goal Control, which provides the technology, of the move after two new technical failures in the quarter-finals of the French League Cup".

The technology incorrectly made the referee's watch vibrate when there was no goal, and he decided not to use the technology at all in the second half.

"These two irregularities are unacceptable, especially as they occur just after we put GoalControl on notice", he said, adding that the system in its current state "was not reliable".

There has been a lot of infusion of technology in football lately considering its extensive usage in other sports of the world.

It was subsequently given after consultation with a Video Assistant Referee, which the LFP, like the FA, is also trialling.

Even during the League Cup match between Arsenal and Chelsea on Wednesday, VAR was used and two important penalty decisions were taken through the help of the technology.

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