LFP suspends goal line technology


The French football League (LFP) has suspended its goal-line technology system after a series of errors, including two in League Cup recently.

According to the LFP, it met with GoalControl last month to express its dissatisfaction that occurred in several Ligue 1 matches, including this incident where technology indicated to the official that a Troyes shot on goal had crossed the line when it had not.

France is also trialling the video assistant referee (VAR) system in the League Cup - from the quarter-finals onwards - with a view to introducing it in Ligue 1 next season.

As a result of the failures of the system, the LFP announced on Thursday that the technology would be removed as a precautionary measure. The LFP says it has informed the company GoalControl "of the immediate suspension" of the technology following "two more technical failings" in matches.

Confusion surrounded Adrien Rabiot's goal for PSG against Amiens last night when the technology failed to inform the referee of the goal. Federation Internationale de Football Association has yet to confirm whether GoalControl will be used in Russia at a second straight World Cup.

The system did not register a goal in 's win at Amiens or in the game between Angers and Montpellier.

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Even during the League Cup match between Arsenal and Chelsea on Wednesday, VAR was used and two important penalty decisions were taken through the help of the technology.