LFP suspends objective line innovation in France after issues

Amiens players protest with the referee during their clash with PSG

Amiens players protest with the referee during their clash with PSG

Confusion surrounded Adrien Rabiot's goal for PSG against Amiens last night when the technology failed to inform the referee of the goal.

France has suspended the utilization of objective line innovation in Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue, the Ligue de Football Professionnel declared on Thursday.

The LFP subsequently announced that after two new technical issues in quarterfinal matches at the Coupe de la Ligue, it was suspending use of the goal-like technology.

Didier Quillot, the league general director, said the service provided by GoalControl was not reliable at the moment, and hinted French football authorities could end the partnership.

Another incident marred Montpellier's 1-0 win in Angers, where the technology wrongly made the referee's watch vibrate.

The Premier League has used another system, Hawk-Eye, since 2013-14, which has been largely controversy free.

"We are going to look at what is available on the market", Quillot said.

There has been a lot of infusion of technology in football lately considering its extensive usage in other sports of the world.

The suspension by LFP is temporary and their statement added that an adminitrative council will meet next week to decide further action regarding GoalControl.

Even during the League Cup match between Arsenal and Chelsea on Wednesday, VAR was used and two important penalty decisions were taken through the help of the technology.

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