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Fifa is set to assess goal-line technology, which is currently being used to make decisions in the Club World Cup, in a meeting on Saturday.
The tournament in Tokyo is being played using a match ball with a micro-chip that can send a signal to the referee if the ball has crossed the line.

The "latest results and conclusions" from the trial will be analysed by Fifa's executive committee.

Fifa will also consider whether to ban high-altitude international matches.

A ban was applied in May to matches played higher than 2500 metres above sea level because there have been suggestions it could lead to an unfair advantage for some home teams.

But the ban was lifted a month later after protests in South America and a visit to Fifa headquarters by Bolivian president Evo Morales.

However, the executive committee is now set to look at the matter as part of a more wide-ranging debate on football being played in all form of extreme conditions.

Decisions will be based on a report drawn up at a medical experts' conference in Zurich last month.
 

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I think the technology for goal line decisions is a good idea.

United have had decisions for and against them in this issue....

It's good when it goes 'for' you....

Bad when it doesn't of course....

But to have all doubt removed is a good thing.

As long as they don't start using it for offside decisions etc etc.

We'll end up like America with games lasting 3 days like Superbowel....

Oooops 'bowl' sorry.......

As for the altitude idea......

Maybe they should ban games at sea level.........

After all it is not what the teams from altitude are used to is it ;)

Works both ways.......

These guys are not used to much oxygen......

At sea level I bet they start hyper-ventilating :D :D
 

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At last the case for using video technology is gaining some momentum. I really want to see this come in some day soon. Too many games are being spoilt by wrong decisions. Its always easy just to 'blame the ref' but they have a bloody tough job. It would only take a few seconds to get a replay, which the 4th official can look at. We see it used to good effect in rugby, cricket and tennis.
Goal line technology, like mentioned in the above article, should be brought in first, then maybe for dubious penalties and offsides?
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
As for the altitude idea......

Maybe they should ban games at sea level.........

After all it is not what the teams from altitude are used to is it ;)

Works both ways.......

These guys are not used to much oxygen......

At sea level I bet they start hyper-ventilating :D :D
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=434361&cc=5739

Games over a certain atlitude are already banned.
 

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rydersonthestorm said:
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=434361&cc=5739

Games over a certain atlitude are already banned.
Flamenco players collapsing because they needed oxygen :eek:

Then again 13,120 feet is far too high up.

Even walking at this altitude is difficult.

I watch 'Around The World In 80 Days' with Micheal Palin and he is at this height
and he struggled to climb some stairs !!!

So yes maybe this is a good plan for the players safety if nothing else.
 
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