FIFA goal-line technology used at Club World Cup

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Photo -   New Zealand's Auckland City FC's Adam Dickinson, right, of England and Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima's Kazuhiko Chiba vie for the ball during their match of the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
New Zealand's Auckland City FC's Adam Dickinson, right, of England and Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima's Kazuhiko Chiba vie for the ball during their match of the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The first FIFA goal-line technology was used during the opener of the Club World Cup, when J-League champion Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Auckland City 1-0 Thursday.

The magnetic-field-based system GoalRef will be used for the matches in Yokohama, while the matches at Toyota Stadium will be equipped with the camera-based Hawk-Eye system.

Toshihiro Aoyama scored in the 66th minute with a hard shot from 20 yards. Ryota Moriwaki nearly doubled Sanfrecce's advantage in the 85th with a shot that hit the crossbar.

The ninth Club World Cup features the champions from FIFA's six confederations, plus a team from the host nation. Champions League winner Chelsea and Copa Libertadoes champion Corinthians have a bye into the semifinals.

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