MOSCOW | The Latest: Reports contradict on GoalControl interference
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local):
Russian authorities have made apparently conflicting claims about whether part of the Luzhniki stadium’s fire-detection equipment could have interfered with the goal-line technology system.
The Russian state telecommunications regulator, Roskomnadzor, says it found malfunctions with four pieces of equipment Wednesday but “there was and is no threat to the system of goal detection at Luzhniki.”
However, Russian media reported a statement earlier Thursday from the same regulator, saying the equipment was operating on the same frequencies as the GoalControl system and could have interfered with it.