French league suspends goal-line technology after “failings”

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

The LFP says in a statement it has informed the company GoalControl “of the immediate suspension” of the technology following “two more technical failings” in matches.

The French league already said last month it wanted improvements after expressing “dissatisfaction with the failures” in several matches with GoalControl.

It took referee Nicolas Rainville about a minute to confirm Paris Saint-Germain’s second goal in the 2-0 win over Amiens on Wednesday. Adrien Rabiot headed in the second goal but the referee’s watch, which normally vibrates to indicate a goal, did not work, and he had to consult with video assistant referees to validate the goal.

The LFP says it will announce next week “follow-up action to be taken in relation to this dossier.”