FIFA rules panel to study video replay options
Zurich: FIFA says football's rule-making panel is preparing to study options for video replays to help referees.
A call by FIFA President Sepp Blatter for coaches to challenge on-field decisions could be assessed when the International Football Association Board meets Nov. 24-25 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Meetings of the full IFAB panel and two new advisory groups will shape the agenda for a decision-making session scheduled Feb. 27-March 1.
Blatter's proposal, which he put forward in a pre-recorded video for the SoccerEx conference in September, would have to be widely tested before getting IFAB approval.
Blatter said he wanted TV replays to be used in a domestic league and at the Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand in 2015. Coaches would have the right once or twice in each half to challenge a refereeing decision.
FIFA says the November meetings will look at using "sin bins" -- removing players temporarily instead of dismissing them -- in youth matches and modifying offside laws.
The football and technical advisory panels will look at the possible triple punishment of penalty, red card and suspension for some penalty-area fouls.