With almost three more years until the world´s most important sporting event, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, FIFA —the “big kahuna” of soccer— wants everything revolving around the event ready to go. Therefore, the organization will be focusing on avoiding last year´s problems in South Africa, especially in regards to the overturning and validation of goals, which left several dubious referees out on the field.
This time, FIFA announced the idea of using goal detecting aids called “next generation,” a technological system that has not yet been ruled out, and could be applied in Brazil´s World Cup. According to the Telegraph, soccer´s biggest entity is making every effort to begin implementing the technology in 2012 so that that the judges are more open to the idea when making their final decisions.
Though having started to conduct tests on various technologies since the beginning of this year, soccer´s governing body has not yet approved any company, as it seems their proposals do not meet the required standards necessary to combat last year´s problems.