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Ref Ricci gets tech support

Porto Alegre: Goalline technology (GLT) came to the aid of referee Sandro Ricci for France’s second goal in their Group E match against Honduras here on Sunday.

The GLT animation provided additional support as the TV images were not conclusive in showing whether it was a goal or not.

Further information is provided to help fans understand GLT animated replays. In this instance, information was needed to explain why the “no goal” replay was shown prior to the second replay, aired immediately afterwards to confirm the goal.

In general, GLT animated replays may be shown when the ball is within 30cm of the goal line on the pitch side of the goal line, as well as when the ball crosses the line.

Animations of goals and goal-line incidents that are being provided by GoalControl GmbH, and can be used by the match director of the broadcast production team.

For France’s second goal, the ball hit the inside of the post, rebounded away from the goal before hitting the goalkeeper and rolling back towards the goal and across the goalline.

The first replay showed the ball hitting the inside of the post and not fully crossing the line. The next one, aired seconds later with the animation, confirmed the ball had fully crossed the line after it had hit the goalkeeper.

Fifa understands that some fans are seeing GLT animated replays for the first time.