Würselen, 21.05.2015. The French league will work with the German goal line technology company GoalControl as of the coming season 2015/2016.
Ligue 1 decides to go with GoalControl
GoalControl was used successfully at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. This is what the league association LFP announced on the 21.05.2015 after a decision made by their executive committee. This means that Ligue 1 is the first of the top European leagues to work with the technology by the company from Würselen.
Dirk Broichhausen, the MD of GoalControl GmbH, highlighted the future prospects again after winning this bid. He said: „for us, winning the French Ligue 1 is an equally outstanding and strategically important success. Our whole package was convincing and we are very thankful and proud that the LFP has shown their trust in us for this very important project. Goal line technology is the first step. We have big plans and are pleased that the LFP encouraged us in our innovation and has demonstrated clear technological foresight. "
The GoalControl project team, which also consists of native speaking and and newly appointed staff, has started work and is already implementing various project tasks. Broichhausen added: „of course now we are looking for new, competent and football enthusiastic staff in many areas, as for example in software/system development and operations. A high level of French should also prove to be a requisite."