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6 referees or goal-line technology? FIFA is getting ready for revolution, but ….

6 referees or goal-line technology? FIFA is getting ready for revolution, but ….

"As soon as there's something that works, I think they're happy to talk about trying it" said U.S. FIFA EC Chuck Blazer on this photo with Chris Reiko. PHOTO Chris Reiko

"As soon as there's something that works, I think they're happy to talk about trying it" said U.S. FIFA EC Chuck Blazer on this photo with Chris Reiko. PHOTO Chris Reiko

US FIFA Executive Commitee member Chuck Blazer told Sky News: “It’s (FIFA’s) intention is to go to something that works. So as soon as there’s something that works, I think they’re happy to talk about trying it.

The search is still on for a system that meets FIFA’s exacting requirements, but the world governing body appears now to have recognised the need to provide assistance to match officials.

Last year, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) – which makes the rules that govern the game – voted 6-2 against introducing technology that would show if the ball had crossed the goal-line. What changed since then?

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, arriving ahead of the 125th IFAB meeting in Newport, appeared ready to drop his opposition to goal-line technology.

“I’ve never been resistant to anything. But it must be done the right way. And that’s why we activated again this discussion in the international board. And then we will have a look at how it works.” – stated Sepp Blatter.

Technology has strong opposition in UEFA President Michel Platini, who prefers the experiment with goalmouth referees.

It is understood UEFA are requesting that six officials per game may be used in next year’s EURO 2012 – European Championships in Poland and Ukraine – says Sky News Ian Dovaston’s report.

Now if you have to select between 6 officials and goal-line technology, what would you pick or suggest?

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