Survey: European Football Coaches Want Clarification Of Handball Rule, Goal-Line Technology
A survey released on Tuesday said that European football managers' "overwhelmingly favour clarification of the handball rule," and the majority wants to "see video technology introduced to the game," according to Josh Reich of REUTERS. The League Managers Association European Managers and Coaches Survey "quizzed 110 managers working in 14 countries," and found that "83% of managers feel the handball law requires further clarification." The introduction of video and goal-line technology "received a 62% backing" while 63% said that football "should consider a decision referral system such as in cricket and tennis." Managers "identified refereeing as the main area that could help improve the standard of the game and backed a professional referee training academy" (REUTERS, 11/20).