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Hawkeye in line to be Goal Line Technology provider

11 Apr 2013 11:47:25

Hawkeye in line to be Goal Line Technology provider

British-based firm Hawkeye is expected to be named as the provider of goal-line technology for the Premier League later today.

The system is understood to have been recommended as the preferred option to a meeting of the 20 top-flight clubs. A German system, GoalControl, has also been under consideration after submitting a tender.

If the recommendation is accepted it means Hawkeye's camera-based system will be in place at Premier League grounds and Wembley Stadium from next season.

Hawkeye, which was sold to technology giant Sony two years ago, already provides systems for tennis and cricket.

The Premier League provided seed money to help Hawkeye develop a goal-line technology system back in 2007, but there is no longer a formal relationship with the company.

League chiefs made their recommendation based on both cost and ease of implementation and use.

Earlier this month FIFA chose GoalControl, which is also a camera-based system, for the Confederations Cup in Brazil in June and next year's World Cup finals.

Two other systems, also German, have also been licensed by FIFA but they both use magnetic sensors rather than cameras.


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