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Fifa considers using video replays

Zurich – Fifa says the use of video replay in football will by studied by its rules-making panel next month.

The potentially radical use of technology to help referees is on the agenda despite long being ruled out by FifaPresident Sepp Blatter and Uefa President Michel Platini.

Fifa says the use of video replay in football will by studied by its rules-making panel next month. Photo by: Michael Buholzer. Credit: Reuters

Fifa says no decision will be made on March 1 by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) group.

Still, the preliminary talks appear to confirm Platini's warning that approving goal-line technology in 2012 could lead to using video for penalty kicks and offsides.

Fifa says the IFAB panel will also discuss so-called “sin bins” in amateur football and the “triple punishment” of penalty kick, red card and suspension for some offenses.

IFAB could also tighten rules on players revealing personal messages on undershirts. – Sapa-AP

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