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A technician adjusts a spirit level against Hawk-Eye testing equipmentKIERAN DOHERTY/Reuters

Goal-line technology will make its Women's World Cup debut at this summer's tournament in Canada.

FIFA says Hawk-Eye will be the provider of the technology.

The 2012 Club World Cup marked FIFA's first use of goal-line technology. It was also used at the 2103 and 2014 editions, as well as the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. All are men's competitions.

Hawk-Eye is a camera-based system, with seven cameras per goal installed as high as possible within the stadium structure. It indicates whether or not a goal has been scored within one second by a vibration and visual signal on each match official's watch.

The use of the technology is subject to a final installation test at each stadium.

The news comes after a legal challenge, which was subsequently dropped, by a group of elite female players over the use of artificial turf at tournament. The women had argued that making them play on turf was discriminatory when the men play their showcase tournament on grass.

The 24-team championship kicks off June 6 in Edmonton and will conclude July 5 in Vancouver. Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg are also hosting games.

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