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This article was published on June 16, 2014

    France is the first World Cup team to be awarded a goal using goal-line technology

    France is the first World Cup team to be awarded a goal using goal-line technology Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    France has the honor of being the first soccer football team to be aided by FIFA’s new goal-line technology, after it was used to award a goal in yesterday’s World Cup 2014 match against Honduras.

    While the initial shot from French forward Karim Benzema struck the post and didn’t cross the line, the whole of the ball did go over after it ricocheted off unfortunate Honduras ‘keeper Noel Valladares, according to FIFA’s tech setup.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSKmXxMtIQQ

    Not included in this clip is Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suárez berating the officials for allowing the goal. There’s not much mileage in that complaint any longer, old son.

    Inaccurate decisions like the below are the reason FIFA has stepped things up — but do you agree that it got this World Cup goal right?

    France is the first team to benefit from goal-line tech at the World Cup [Engadget]

    Thumbnail image via Rodrigo Buendia / AFP / Getty Images