Sunday, June 15, 2014 9:35 pm
PORTO ALEGRE (AFP) – France on Sunday earned the first goal-line technology goal at a World Cup finals in controversial circumstances.
Karim Benzema’s shot came back off the post and bounced outside the goal before hitting Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares and heading back towards the goal. Valladares scooped the ball back, but Brazilian referee Sandro Ricci awarded the goal after consulting the goal-line technology system in operation.
Goal-line technology (sometimes referred to as a Goal Decision System) is a method used to determine when the ball has completely crossed the goal line with the assistance of electronic devices and at the same time assisting the referee in awarding a goal or not. The objective of goal-line technology (GLT) is not to replace the role of the officials, but rather to support them in their decision-making – Wikipedia