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Rule-makers discuss approving video replay trials

07 January 2016, 17:01

London - Soccer's rule-makers are discussing whether to approve trials of video replays to assist referees who find it harder to keep up with the faster, modern game.

Also read: Zidane debuts as Madrid coach against Deportivo

The International Football Association Board was meeting on Thursday in London, and in-game tests, which England is keen to host, could be sanctioned.

English FA chief executive Martin Glenn told The Associated Press "referees have never been fitter but players are getting quicker. So those difficult snap-shot decisions at high speed are ones where certainly the English FA would think technology might help, and we've just got to test that."

FIFA controls half of the eight votes on IFAB, which also features four United Kingdom football associations. Six votes get a motion approved.

Systems that determine if the ball crossed the line were approved in 2012.

- AP


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