In a day the world had fooled itself to hear about the much talked about goal-line video technology, FIFA announced that matches in this season’s Champions League will have two additional assistant referees, and of course, no word, as expected on goal-line cameras.
The International Football Associations Board technical subcommittee extended an experiment carried out in last year’s Europa League to other FIFA competitions. This year’s Champions League will be the most notable one. This will then be reviewed in the 126th IFAB Annual General Meeting in 2012.
This resolution of the two additional referees assistants will also be used in the Asian Football Confederation President’s Cup in September, the French League Cup, the UEFA Super Cup as well as domestic competitions in Brazil and Mexico.
It is said FIFA and the IFAB’s technical sub-committee will discuss goal-line technology in October, which is a little contradictory to me, reading form their proposal to revisit the 2 extra referees assistants who will be manning the goal area, in an AGM in 2012.
May be as usual, it’s me.