06/15/2014 04:24 EDT | Updated 08/15/2014 05:59 EDT

World Cup goal-line tech in spotlight of France-Honduras game

Goal-line technology has played a major part of a World Cup match, and it only took four days for it to happen. 

France’s second goal against Honduras on Sunday was awarded after replays showed that Karim Benzema’s shot went off the post, hit keeper Noel Valladares, and crossed the line by millimetres before Valladares pulled it back across. 

Every stadium in Brazil is equipped with 14 high-speed cameras and the referee wears a special watch that transmits a visual and audio message within half a second of the incident.

Within seconds of Benzema’s shot, referee Sandro Ricci checked his watch and awarded France the goal. Honduras manager Luis Fernando Suárez was incredulous that the ball went past the line, but the goal stood.