Fifa To Change Refereeing System

by Punter's Hero on July 9, 2010

in Football, Latest News

In one of the biggest U turns of all time, FIFA have announced that they are going to change the refereeing system. Jerome Valcke, Fifa’s General Secretary Jerome stated this will be the “final world cup with the current refereeing system”, and either goal-line technology or extra referees will be in place during Brazil 2014.

Fifa were left with no choice after several major blunders by officials during World Cup games. England were robbed of a vital equaliser against Germany when the ball was clearly a half a metre over the line. Other blunders included Clint Dempsey’s disallowed goal against Algeria, Algeria captain Anther Yahia being shown a second yellow card in error and Carlos Tevez goal against Mexico from an offside position.

Most other sports such as tennis, cricket and even rugby have embraced new technology whilst Fifa has snubbed any use of replay technology. It seems Lampard’s disallowed goal gave the Fifa bigwigs no option than to realise they needed to change even if it has taken an age.

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