FIFA rules panel to study video replay options

Author: Associated Press
MGN Online

ZURICH (AP) – FIFA says football’s rule-making panel is preparing to study options for video replays to help referees.

A call by FIFA President Sepp Blatter for coaches to challenge on-field decisions could be assessed when the panel, known as IFAB, meets Nov. 24-25 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Meetings of the full IFAB panel and two new advisory groups will shape the agenda for a decision-making session scheduled Feb. 27-March 1.

Blatter’s proposal would have to be widely tested before getting IFAB approval.

FIFA says the November meetings will look at using “sin bins” – removing players temporarily instead of dismissing them – in youth matches and modifying offside laws.

The football and technical advisory panels will look at the possible triple punishment of penalty, red card and suspension for some penalty-area fouls.

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