Ligue 1 drops use of goal-line technology after two errors

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The French football league (LFP) has suspended the use of goal-line technology due to a series of errors.

The LFP last month had warned GoalControl, the company that provides the GLT system, that its contract with the French league could be terminated if further problems arose.

The first blunder was caused by GoalControl during League Cup's match between PSG and Amiens, where the technology did not alert the referees for PSG's second goal and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) instead awarded the goal.

The decision will be applicable to all the competitions and leagues that come under LFP, including the top-flight Ligue 1 and the League Cup.


The system did not alert the referee when Adrien Rabiot netted Paris Saint-Germain's second goal in a 2-0 win over Amiens.

Just three days earlier, GoalControl chairman Simon Rolfes had said in a statement regarding the use of the technology used in the quarterfinals, "I think the use of technology in Sports is important and will help to make the sports more fair".

France is also trialling the video assistant referee (VAR) system in the League Cup - from the quarter-finals onwards - with a view to introducing it in Ligue1 next season.

"We are going to look at what is available on the market", Quillot said.


Goal-line technology entered soccer after a goal was wrongly disallowed at the 2010 World Cup.

The technology and VAR were provided by Hawk-Eye at the Confederations Cup past year.

"A Board of Directors of the LFP will decide next week on the follow-up to be given to this file".


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