With a number of major issues effecting the game FIFA have decided to ban snoods from JULY 1 after today’s AGM.
At their annual meeting in Newport today- attended by the increasingly tiresome George Peat- the game’s ruling body again delayed a decision on introducing goal-line technology.
On-going experiments have failed to provide a full-proof method of deciding whether the ball has crossed the line despite the English outrage following Frank Lampard’s ‘goal’ during the World Cup against Germany.
All four home nations were represented at today’s meeting with a statement from FIFA explaining the banning of the snoods made famous by Manchester City players this season.
“The IFAB agreed that in relation to Law 4 – Players’ Equipment, the wearing of snoods should not be permitted,” FIFA said in a statement.
“The IFAB received a presentation on the Goal Line Technology tests conducted by EMPA between 7-13 February at the Home of FIFA. The IFAB heard that none of the ten companies were successful in meeting the criteria set out by the IFAB Annual Business Meeting on 20 October 2010, and therefore agreed to a further one year testing period.
“A presentation was also made to the IFAB on the continued Additional Assistant Referees experiment and The IFAB approved that the implementation of the AAR’s during the EURO 2012 competition in Poland and Ukraine, should be part of the experiment phase.