Sports Labs Ltd – Goal Line Technology Final Installation Testing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Sports Labs Ltd were the chosen FIFA accredited test institute for the Final installation Tests of the goal-line technology at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. The tournament kicked off in Edmonton on the 6th June 2015, with the Hawk-Eye goal-line technology system successfully installed in each of the six stadiums . The technology has already been put to effective use in several games including Columbia versus Mexico on the 9th June in Moncton, and USA versus Sweden on the 12th  June in Winnipeg.  Montreal and Winnipeg have also had some decisive results with Goal line Technology so far in the event.

Sports Labs with headquarters based in Scotland have five satellite laboratories across the globe, with one located in North America. With extensive travel experience in over 100 countries to date Sports Labs were thrilled to play their part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

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It is the first time that GLT has featured at the pinnacle event for women’s football and follows the successful implementation of the technology at the FIFA World Cup™, the FIFA Confederations Cup and three FIFA Club World Cups. There are six venues spread across Canada and Sports Labs have visited each stadium before the start of the tournament to test the systems accuracy in accordance with the Goal Line Technology Manual . The venues are Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

Hawk-Eye, the GLT supplier, is a camera-based system with seven cameras per goal installed as high as possible within the stadium structure. The system is millimetre-accurate and indicates whether or not a goal has been scored within one second by a vibration and visual signal on each match official’s watch.

The final installation test is a standard procedure as part of the official certification process defined in the GLT Testing Manual.

Canada 2015 is the seventh edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. It will be played from 6 June to 5 July and feature the top 24 teams in the world. For more information on the tournament, visit:

Web: FIFA.com/canada2015

Twitter: @fifawwc

Youtube: youtube.com/FIFA

Facebook: facebook.com/fifawomensworldcup

Instagram: @fifaworldcup