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Birmingham haven’t won at Portsmouth since 1998 so can under-fire Pompey keep up this record in the FA Cup this weekend?

The International Football Association Board’s annual meeting will discuss five potential law changes when it meets in Zurich on Saturday.

FIFA will discuss whether players who concede penalties should also be sent off.

The current punishment means that somebody who denies the opposing team a goal-scoring opportunity is often red carded as giving away a spot-kick.

Another issue is the feinting of run-ups when penalties are taken, with players currently allowed to stop and start, but this method has attracted accusations of unsporting behaviour.

The role of the fourth official will also be looked into, as well as the use of additional assistant referees.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has backed further experimentation but has rejected calls for five officials to be used at the World Cup to help spot infringements in the penalty area.

The subject of goal-line technology will also be debated by the IFAB, which is made up of the Football Associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, who each have one vote, and Fifa which has four.

Six votes are required for a rule to be changed.

Birmingham haven’t won at Portsmouth since 1998 so can under-fire Pompey keep up this record in the FA Cup this weekend?

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