French league suspends goalline technology after two cock-ups in cup

Goal line technology

French league suspends goal-line technology after failures cross the reliability line

It comes in the wake of two errors during Wednesday's League Cup quarter-finals.

The French football league says it has suspended goal-line technology in its competitions following more glitches during League Cup quarterfinals this week.

France's Ligue 1 has suspended the use of goal-line technology after it failed to detect legitimate goals during the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals.

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The LFP last month warned GoalControl, the company that provides the GLT system, that its contract with the French league could be terminated if further problems arose.

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

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"These two irregularities are unacceptable, especially as they occur just after we put GoalControl on notice", he said, adding that the system in its current state "was not reliable".

The first blunder was caused by GoalControl during League Cup's match between PSG and Amiens, where the technology did not alert the referees for PSG's second goal and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) instead awarded the goal.

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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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