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SBD Global/December 12, 2012/International Football
UEFA President Michel Platini Stands Firm Against Goal-Line Technology
Published December 12, 2012
ASIAN AID: THE NATIONAL reported Asian football chiefs "have signed a cooperation pact with their European counterparts in a bid to improve the standard of football in the region." The agreement will see UEFA helping the Asian Football Confederation in "establishing and developing new education, training and refereeing projects, among other events." AFC acting President Zhang Jilong said, "We have a goal to be one of the best confederations of the world, and at the moment Asian football is on the rise, but there is a long way to go" (THE NATIONAL, 12/11).