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FIFA suggestions...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
After the drinks break situation I had a poke round fifa.com and found this:


The FIFA Football Committee, meeting in Zurich under vice-chairman Amadou Diakite, unanimously supported the simple definition of the competition’s main priorities as put forward by former player and now president of the Yugoslav Football Association, Dragan Stojkovic.

“We need more responsibility and more respect for the ideas of fair play,” Stojkovic told the meeting, “ and the coaches are especially important in achieving this. It’s so important that the World Cup is a real spectacle for the fans.”

Another member, Liberia’s George Weah, agreed that the coaches hold the key to producing what he called “a beautiful World Cup”.

Various members of the Committee had their own ideas about ways to brighten the game, not just during the World Cup :
    Pelé called for the defensive wall to be scrapped. “It’s not fair that when a player is going through and has only one player to beat but then is fouled, the free-kick faces not just one defender but half a dozen,” said Pelé, who also spoke in favour of the kick-in to replace the throw-in (an idea already unsuccessfully experimented by FIFA). Pelé also suggested that an offending player should be obliged to leave the field of play as long as it takes to give medical treatment to the injured opponent whom he has just fouled. Sir Bobby Charlton appealed for an end to diving by players trying to deceive the referee, and suggested a video review panel should scrutinise such incidents the next day without in any way changing the referee’s on-the-spot decisions. Michel Platini said that a defender should be sanctioned when he deliberately steps into his own penalty area to play the ball from his own team’s goal-kick, instead of the kick merely being repeated as at present. Platini also put forward the idea of an assistant referee placed behind each goal to judge controversial goal-line incidents. Former Italian referee Paolo Casarin called for today’s referees to be tougher on defenders in goalmouth incidents especially from corner-kicks. Former Mexican international Hugo Sanchez said referees should add on more time for the stoppages during the game.

During a presentation to the meeting on sports medical matters, FIFA’s Chief Medical Officer for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Dr. Jiri Dvorak, revealed a document that had been spontaneously created and signed by the team doctors of all 32 World Cup finalist teams, pledging them to abide by FIFA’s medical regulations and especially with regard to doping.

Me? I'd like to see elbowing addressed. I do think though that to get rid of elbowing FIFA first needs to sort out shirt pulling. A majority of elbowing incidents occur because the player is being held back and the elbowing comes from trying to "get rid".

I agree with some of these FIFA suggestions, other I definitely don't - what do you reckon?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think FIFA should just leave the game alone. Its a great game as it is, it doesn't need anymore changes.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    <STRONG>
    Sir Bobby Charlton appealed for an end to diving by players trying to deceive the referee, and suggested a video review panel should scrutinise such incidents the next day without in any way changing the referee’s on-the-spot decisions.

    Former Italian referee Paolo Casarin called for today’s referees to be tougher on defenders in goalmouth incidents especially from corner-kicks.

    Me? I'd like to see elbowing addressed. I do think though that to get rid of elbowing FIFA first needs to sort out shirt pulling. A majority of elbowing incidents occur because the player is being held back and the elbowing comes from trying to "get rid".
    </STRONG>

    Agree with each of these, there should more focus on these issues...it's often obvious that defenders are fouling attackers at corners - did you see Xavier on Solano during the week..?

    I also agree that there shouldn't be anymore rules changes, but none of these ask for that. They are all about enforcing existing laws...

    [ 09-03-2002: Message edited by: Man Of Kent ]
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by TheEgoHasLanded:
    <STRONG>
    Pelé called for the defensive wall to be scrapped. “It’s not fair that when a player is going through and has only one player to beat but then is fouled, the free-kick faces not just one defender but half a dozen,” said Pelé, who also spoke in favour of the kick-in to replace the throw-in (an idea already unsuccessfully experimented by FIFA).

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it.." comes to mind
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think kick ins are the worst idea ever. Think about it - they'd make a "throw in" anywhere from the corner flag to at least 30 yards, possible even the half way line, as good as a corner i.e. A chance to get the ball in the box.

    I know I can kick further than I can throw...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There really is no need to mess with the rules any more, no free-kick walls!?...

    That idea could omny come from a striker <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    please FIFA leave the rules alone. Do you think they are pandering to the American market.

    What next, timeouts
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    can i say in fifa's defence the back pass rule was a great addition, i welcome new rules if they improve matters <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> i do however disagree with change for the sake of it, just so they look busy <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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