France suspend the use of Goal-Line Technology

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The French football league (LFP) has disclosed that it has suspended the use of goal-line technology due to errors that came up in the course of its use.

The decision made by the body takes effect in all competitions that are under its jurisdiction with the top flight league and league cup tournament inclusive.

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According to a statement released by the LFP, GoalControl received a warning last month due to mistakes that were made earlier in the season. However, the final decision to suspend the technology came after two more incidents were noted in the course of Wednesday’s French league cup games.

“… the GLT experienced two serious malfunctions in the Amiens-PSG match… and a second incident in Angers-Montpellier where the GLT wrongly caused the referee’s watch to vibrate,” LFP director general Didier Quillot was quoted saying by the ESPN.

“These two irregularities are unacceptable, especially as they occur just after we put GoalControl on notice.”

The LFP also disclosed that an administrative council would make a decision on further action to be taken with regards to GoalControl next week

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