Thursday’s opening match between Croatia and Brazil will be the first-ever World Cup game to be equipped with goal-line technology, designed to quickly and definitively determine whether a ball crossed over the line. Since the last World Cup, organizers have been testing the technology at lower-level tournaments and events.
It’s about time. As the article points out, England’s non-goal versus Germany in the last world cup was ridiculous. Hockey, tennis, cricket, and other sports use similar technology. This should be a real positive for the tournament and remove some of the controversy so fans can focus on the games.