Fifa to trial new TV refereeing system
Fifa is planning to implement a new system allowing coaches to challenge referee decisions via television replays next year.
The development was revealed by Fifa president Sepp Blatter at the Soccerex conference in Manchester, which will allow football managers a chance to contest a refereeing decision in each half during a stoppage in play.
In a system similar to tennis, the referee will then look over the call and decide whether to change his mind.
Blatter, who also revealed that he was standing for fifth term as the head of football's world governing body, said: "Then there must be a monitor by the television company, then the referee and coach look at it and the referee may then change his mind as is the case in tennis for instance.
"Hopefully we can find a league, semi-professional or professional, that will try to do it.
"It can only be done where there is television coverage of all the matches, or in one of Fifa's competitions, a youth competition in Fifa, an Under-20 like next year we are in New Zealand so we could test such challenge calls."
Sources: AFP, BBC, PA Sport