French League: LFP Suspends Goal-line Technology In France

The Ligue de Football Professionnel on Thursday, confirmed that the use of goal-line technology in Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue, has been suspended.

This comes after the system failed to signal two goals in the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday.

“Last night unfortunately the GLT [goal-line technology] experienced two serious malfunctions in the Amiens-PSG match – the GLT didn’t make the referee’s watch vibrate and it was the video assistant who awarded the goal – and a second incident in Angers-Montpellier where the GLT wrongly caused the referee’s watch to vibrate.

“These two irregularities are unacceptable, especially as they occur just after we put GoalControl on notice,” LFP director general, Didier Quillot, said.

The LFP had already warned GoalControl, the company in charge of the system, about issues last month.

GoalControl was used at the 2014 World Cup, but the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A all use Hawk-Eye’s technology.

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