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FIFA sanctions third company goal line technology deal


FIFA have stepped up in their bid to have goal line technology in place for Brazil 2014 with German firm Cairos joining Hawkeye and Goalref as the third company sanctioned to use goal line technology.

Cairos have been developing goal line technology since 2005, when they entered into an unsuccessful venture with sports brand giant Adidas.

The programme that has been sanctioned however is no longer in partnership with the brand.

The company released a statement saying; "Cairos has met all of the requirements set out by Fifa for its goalline technology … which passed all of the test criteria, and was subsequently granted an official licence by Fifa for goalline technology."

Whereas Hawkeye uses special cameras around the stadium to map the ball's exact location, Cairos is more similar to Goalref, using magnetic fields to alert the referee when the ball has crossed the line via a device on his wrist, giving him an answer in under a second.

The systems will be used in the Confederations Cup before heading to Brazil for the World cup in 2014.
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