Fiji Time: 6:05 PM on Thursday 28 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Goal line rule

Dpa
Sunday, June 15, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - FIFA's much trumpeted goal line technology found its first use at the World Cup during Australia's opening match against Chile.

The technology was used to confirm referee Noumandiez Doue's decision not to award a goal for Chile.

In the 62nd minute of the game in Cuiaba, Eduardo Vargas kicked the ball towards goal, but it was cleared off the line by Australia's Alex Wilkinson. The subsequent video confirmed the ball had not completely crossed the line.

The technology had been showcased in earlier World Cup matches, but none of these had been close calls.

Goal line technology was given the nod by FIFA in 2012 and made its big event debut last year at the Confederations Cup.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'It's up to her'
  2. $225m reality
  3. Airline to name new CEO, managing director
  4. Missing person
  5. Graduates monitored
  6. Big bird joins growing fleet of aircraft
  7. A fixed charge
  8. Warriors ready for Pampas
  9. State not involved
  10. Bill allows civil servants to join unions

Top Stories this Week

  1. Heroes of the night Friday (22 May)
  2. Top cop foils robbery attempt Friday (22 May)
  3. Ratu Naiqama suspended Friday (22 May)
  4. Hacker's degree Tuesday (26 May)
  5. US Mercy visits Fiji Monday (25 May)
  6. Ratu Naiqama apologises Friday (22 May)
  7. Size doesn't matter for Labalaba Monday (25 May)
  8. Hacking horrors Tuesday (26 May)
  9. Ryan's attention turns to Rio Olympics Monday (25 May)
  10. Erectile dysfunction Monday (25 May)