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FIFA Strategic Committee supports goal-line technology

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter during a press conference at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 4 October 2013
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On the eve of the FIFA Club World Cup 2013 final, FIFA’s Strategic Committee met in Marrakech today under the chairmanship of FIFA President Blatter.

The use of goal-line technology, which was successfully deployed again at this year’s FIFA Club World Cup and is much appreciated by referees, was praised by the committee, including European Club Association (ECA) Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and FIFPro Secretary General Theo van Seggelen.

Furthermore, the two outstanding items of FIFA’s governance reform process – limits on age and terms of office, both of which will be on the agenda at next year’s FIFA Congress – were discussed at today’s meeting.

An important part of the meeting was devoted to areas relating to the protection of the game, in particular the fight against discrimination and racism, match manipulation and doping.

Among the other topics discussed today were the use of video evidence for disciplinary matters – only possible after the game – and the promotion of women’s football.

FIFA’s Strategic Committee brings together most of football’s stakeholders, including the confederations, member associations, clubs, coaches, players, leagues, commercial affiliates and broadcasters.

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