FIFA Considering Implementing Replay Review Following Dutch FA's Proposal
FIFA is "set to introduce time-outs and action replays during matches," according to Simon Mullock of the London DAILY MIRROR. The Dutch FA (KNVB) has "secretly piloted a scheme to develop video technology -- including the plan for teams to call for one decision review in each half." The KNVB's plan is "backed by colleagues in England, Germany and the United States." KNVB Head of Referees Dick van Egmond said, "We've received a positive answer from FIFA for an experiment in official matches." The proposal will be presented to the Int'l FA Board -- which governs the "laws of football" -- this week. Now, the Dutch want the experiment to be "publicly expanded in youth football in the hope that it will bring a permanent change in the laws of the game" (DAILY MIRROR, 8/9). In London, Henry Winter reported FA Chair Greg Dyke believes video technology "should be introduced in to football." Dyke: "We should not close our eyes to ways to make things better." The IFAB discussed "possible changes at its last gathering in March but decided against its introduction despite Dyke's lobbying" (TELEGRAPH, 8/10).