French league to 'immediately suspend' goal-line technology

The use of goal-line technology has been suspended in French soccer

The use of goal-line technology has been suspended in French soccer

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

Adrien Rabiot headed in PSG's second goal against Amiens but the referee's watch did not vibrate to indicate a goal.

The LFP had already warned GoalControl, the company in charge of the system, about issues last month.

The GoalControl technology failed to alert the referee to a Paris Saint Germain goal scored in their Amiens - it was instead awarded by the video assistant referee, which is now being trialled in France.

It was subsequently given after consultation with a Video Assistant Referee, which the LFP, like the FA, is also trialling.

". the GLT experienced two serious malfunctions in the Amiens-PSG match. and a second incident in Angers-Montpellier where the GLT wrongly caused the referee's watch to vibrate", ESPN quoted LFP director general Didier Quillot as saying.

The French league (LFP) has made a decision to "immediately suspend" the use of goal-line technology after a series of glitches with the system, LFP director general Didier Quillot said on Thursday.

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

The LFP said it will announce next week "follow-up action to be taken in relation to this dossier".

Report says Goal Control is one of four licensed providers of goal line technology, approved by world football governing body FIFA.