LFP suspends goal line technology

French league suspends goalline technology after blatant errors in the League Cup

League of Professional Football, ( LFP), the body responsible for running France 's professional football leagues suspended the use of goal line technology for an unspecified period of time after two mid-game errors.

The LFP informed the company GoalControl "of the immediate suspension" of its technology following "two more technical failings" in matches, it said in a statement late Thursday.

The technology incorrectly made the referee's watch vibrate when there was no goal, and he decided not to use the technology at all in the second half.

The decision will be applicable to all the competitions and leagues that come under LFP, including the top-flight Ligue 1 and the League Cup.

It has also encountered hitches while being tested by several countries, although Federation Internationale de Football Association is hoping to use the VAR at this year's World Cup in Russia.

The LFP also said an administrative council would decide on further action regarding GoalControl next week.

"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".

Also, with major errors by referees in the La Liga sparking controversies, it is expected that the Spanish League will introduce VAR next season.

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