Extra linesman experiment to be extended
Zurich: Soccer`s rule-making body has decided to extend for another two years an experiment involving two extra linesman behind the goals to help the referee.
The experiment was staged this year in the Europa League and all national and continental federations will be allowed to repeat it on a voluntary basis, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said after a meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
"We will send a circular to the 208 member associations and six confederations asking them if they implement this within a competition," said Valcke.
"It has been extremely interesting, the results have been more favourable than negative," IFAB member Jonathan Ford told reporters.