FIFA should use goal line technology.
Nowadays millions watch football. Football is not just a game for them. It is a passion and takes
an important place in their life. They can die or kill someone for football. On the other hand
referees are the significant part of the football. They make the final decisions in the game.
Sometimes they can make wrong decisions involuntary. The majority of these mistakes consist
of goal line decisions because it is not easy to see ball which has speed more than one hundreds
of kilometers per hour. As a result of these wrong decisions, referees change score of matches. In
the world cup or champions league one wrong decision can cause limping out of a cup for teams
which means not only million dollars loss but also glory and honor. Thus, FIFA should use goal
line technology. What is goal line technology? It is a system which identifies the ball which
cross the line or do not. In addition the referees are reported simultaneously. (Gibson, 2013)
Minority of football fans have different ideas. They are opposed to using goal line technology.
They think that goal line technology is contrary to spirit of football and making mistakes prettify
football. Using technology make game boring. However these ideas are not sensible. Goal line
technology prevents referee’s making mistakes and can not affect fluency of football because of
that this technology gets a result after spilt seconds. In addition other minority of fans think this
technology is expensive. FIFA or teams can use this money to infrastructure and enhance new
skillful players. However developing a footballer is difficult job and takes ten years. In addition
these people can not realize expenditure of goal line technology is a drop in the bucket because
the richest twenty clubs income is only 4.8 billion pound. For instance, profit of Real Madrid is
513 million pound. There are seven English 5 Italian four German two Spanish and two French
teams in this richest clubs list. (Bosshardt, Bridge, Hanson , Shaffer, Stenson & Thorpe,
2013)Therefore goal line technology is not a financial burden for teams.
Football players, coaches, fans and broadcasting channels thinks that goal line technology should
be in use. Firstly, football players and coaches have positive thoughts about this technology. For
example, The Arsenal boss insisted “I’m a big fan of it and I am an even bigger fan of more
technology in the game.” (Orvice, 2013) Many football players want goal line technology. They
run and struggle ninety minutes in the football field. However, after one mistake their all efforts
going down the drain and this is serious disappointment for them. In addition, they think that
using goal line technology make game more competitive because players put in more efforts
after technology. Secondly, fans and broadcasting channels are positive to this technology.
Million numbers of football fans desire to watch fair game. They want their favorite teams do not
lose games in the competition because of some referees. Additionally, broadcasting channels
want to draw audience by using goal line technology. They think that their profits rise under
favor of technology due to the fact that they can follow the ball everywhere of the field by using
FIFA and referees lean towards goal line technology. Firstly FIFA stand by this technology
because of that they want to soothe hooligans. They damage streets, fight each other and police
after many games whose final results of match were affected by referees. FIFA thinks that
using by goal line technology these hooligan crowds become effective football fans. In addition
this technology is using in other sports. For example, line technology used in cricket, tennis and
other sports to visually track the trajectory of the ball and display a record of its most statistically...
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