|Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 145):|
Actually last season the Euroleague tried out a new system, which includes two additional officials, who´s only job is to watch the goal line. If successfull, this system might be introduced by FIFA.
Didn't FIFA say they would introduce the goal line officials for the 2012 Euros?
|Quoting RayChuang (Reply 142):|
Because the boundaries of a soccer field are so clearly defined, they could easily adapt the same replay technology used by the NFL to watch for goals, and possibly even offside calls. I know that Adidas has been studying the idea of using geolocation to track players and the ball itself by putting small RFID transmitters in the shoe and building a special ball with a big RFID transmitter in the middle of the ball, and with such tracking technology it'll be really hard to miss determining whether a goal was scored and we could easily track players to determine offside calls.
I remember of hearing such an idea. It would be great if introduced, but it's odd that despite the advent of technological advances, FIFA hasn't chosen to capitalize on them.