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FIFA to modify GLT guidelines

Salisbury Journal: FIFA is going to modify the guidelines surrounding goal-line technology replays following confusion in the match between France and Honduras FIFA is going to modify the guidelines surrounding goal-line technology replays following confusion in the match between France and Honduras

FIFA will change the guidelines on showing goal-line technology (GLT) replays at the World Cup to avoid the confusion which followed an incident in France's 3-0 win over Honduras.

The GLT replays on TV and in the stadium in Porto Alegre provided by the GoalControl system initially flashed up 'NO GOAL' after France striker Karim Benzema's shot struck the post and then bounced against Honduras keeper Noel Valladares and just over the line.

The replay was triggered by Benzema's shot not having crossed the line, and was then followed by another GLT replay saying 'GOAL' to show that an own goal had been scored immediately afterwards.

BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce was among those confused, saying to viewers: "Well, which replay are we supposed to believe? If in doubt the referee cannot give it."

The goal was awarded and both coaches accepted the system had worked correctly but FIFA will now ensure that near misses are not flashed up first if a goal is scored immediately afterwards.

FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer told a news conference: "We are working to make it even more clear and will modify the guidelines so that you just see the goal.

"There was no mistake but we will modify the guidelines to make it even more clear for the viewers in the stadium and on TV.

"Yesterday's situation was quite unique as the ball hit the inside of the post, rebounded away from goal before hitting the goalkeeper and rolling across the goal-line."

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