Uefa president Michel Platini’s proposal of using two extra assistant referees at free-kicks and corners is to undergo trials at youth tournaments.
Platini wants officials either behind the line or inside the penalty area.
“They would be just like the linesmen, talking to the ref through a radio system,” a Uefa spokesman explained.
“The game’s a lot faster now, it’s hard to keep up with play all the time.”
The experiments will focus on both penalty areas, with an assistant in place at each end, either behind the goal-line or patrolling the penalty box.
“We have the go-ahead from the International FA Board to conduct trials on this and we believe it could work,” communications director and special adviser to Platini, William Gaillard, added.