LFP suspends goal-line technology in France after issues

LFP suspends goal-line technology in France after issues

France has suspended the utilization of objective line innovation in Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue, the Ligue de Football Professionnel declared on Thursday.

France is also trialling the video assistant referee (VAR) system in the League Cup - from the quarter-finals onwards - with a view to introducing it in Ligue 1 next season.

GoalControl technology alerts the referee when the ball has crossed the line via a watch that vibrates on the official's wrist.

This comes after the system failed to signal two goals in the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday.

Adrien Rabiot headed in the second goal but the referee's watch, which normally vibrates to indicate a goal, did not work, and he had to consult with video assistant referees to validate the goal.

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The goal-line technology, GoalControl, used by the French League made a major blunder in a League Cup match of Paris Saint-Germain and the decision has been taken thereafter.

The LFP last month had warned GoalControl, the company that provides the GLT system, that its contract with the French league could be terminated if further problems arose.

"These two irregularities are unacceptable, especially as they occur just after we put GoalControl on notice".

An Administrative Council of the LFP will announce next week follow-up action to be taken in relation to this dossier.

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

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