Fifa announced plans on Tuesday to introduce the technology to the game’s flagship tournament and invited tenders from interested providers, and the Premier League later revealed that it was “close to entering a formal tendering process” as well.
Fifa hope to confirm which of four systems they have chosen by “early April” so the technology could be used at this summer’s Confederations Cup in Brazil. ...
See the whole story here, from The Telegraph.
Kicking Back Comments: As I have said before, I am not a fan of this at all. I think it disrupts the "free will" that is part of The Game itself. To begin to take these decisions out of the hand of referees is "the camel's nose under the tent" in my opinion.
Video review of Offside is next folks.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I have heard many people say, "... this is it ...", only GLT during active play.
Honestly I don't believe them at all. I do believe that over time this will be the beginning of the erosion of the referees authority inside the field during active play.
Others have opined this has taken place over a long period of time with the adjustments to the LOTG that have been made. I do agree with this line of thinking as well, yet nothing has been so aggressive a step as what we are seeing with GLT.
... and for what some may ask.
This will be for the highest level matches around the world, and that's about it. Don't expect to start seeing GLT at your local U-12 match.
Lets just hope that the technology works. FIFA request for "other tenders" was interesting to me in this regard. If it works, why change it?
Prepare for all heck to break loose when it is shown that GLT fails even once ...
After that, what happens?
Yep, it's up to the guy in the middle and his team anyway. They'll get blamed either way I'm sure.