LFP terminates GoalControl contract
By Taruka Srivastav | January 26, 2018
The French Football League (LFP) has finally terminated its goal-line technology (GLT) contract with GoalControl after concerns about the system’s performance.
Ligue 1 originally adopted goal-line technology back in 2015.
The suspension notice covered all matches under the LFP’s jurisdiction, including Ligue 1 and the Coupe de la Ligue. The decision comes in the wake of two errors during Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals between Amiens and Paris Saint-Germain, along with Angers and Montpellier.
Didier Quillot, director general of the LFP said: “Given the many anomalies in the solution provided by GoalControl, we have agreed to immediately terminate the contract by mutual agreement, without further action or compensation from each other.
“A call for tenders will be launched in early February to choose a new provider to provide the Goal Line Technology (GLT). We will present the results of this call for tenders at the board of directors meeting on March 21.”