Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's all about Fifa this week it seems!

The governing body announced today that they had decided against the use of extra officials at next year's World Cup.

Although disappointing, there were encouraging signs that Fifa do acknowledge that something has to be done to help officiating in the game and soon.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter had discussed the matter with the executive committee and although they turned down the introduction of extra officials or the use of technology just now, Blatter commented after the meeting that "the committee was of the opinion that we are at a crossroads. Where shall we go with refereeing in the future?".

Further research is felt to be needed before rushing into any decision and a full inquiry will be undertaken.

I'm all for this as long as they come up with the right conclusions and recommendations at the end of it.

It may come too late for South Africa next June but if they can get something, anything better in place sooner rather than later then perhaps we can actually start talking about the real action on the pitch for a change.

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