FIFA confirmed on Tuesday that Hawk-Eye goal-line technology will be used at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. It marks the first use of goal-line technology at a major women’s event following the implementation of it at the FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup and three FIFA Club World Cups.
The decision to use goal-line technology at the Women’s World Cup was made in December 2014 and was then opened up for bidding. Installation of the system is still subject to a final installation test at each of the six World Cup venues.
Hawk-Eye is a camera-based system, with seven cameras per goal installed as high as possible within the stadium structure. Utilising the latest technology of high-frame-rate cameras and cutting-edge vision-processing techniques, Hawk-Eye is able to locate the ball at all times even if it is only found by two of the seven cameras. The system is millimetre-accurate and indicates whether or not a goal has been scored within one second by a vibration and visual signal on each match official’s watch.”
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