Fifa president Sepp Blatter has spoken out against the use of penalty shootouts to determine the outcome major events such as the World Cup final.
This year’s World Cup final saw Italy’defeat France on penalties, but Blatter said the manner of their win was “a tragedy”.
“We have four years or so, so I think we have time,” Blatter told Reuters .
“Maybe to replay the match if it’s the final, you can’t do that through the tournament because of lack of time. Maybe to take players away and play golden goal,” Blatter said.
“When it comes to the World Cup final it is passion, and when it goes to extra time it is a drama,” the head of world football’s governing body said in an earlier speech. “But when it comes to penalty kicks it is a tragedy.
“Football is a team sport and penalties is not a team, it is the individual.”
Blatter also criticised the high salaries paid to footballers, caling them immoral, and said Fifa would investigate the issue which was in danger of pricing spectators out of stadiums in order to pay huge wage bills.
“It is not moral, it is definitely not good for our sport,” he said. “They pay too much money to the players. There is an imbalance in their finances and they try to get money by all means.”