Goal-line technology has been given the all-clear, but, suggests Keir Radnedge, it will be some time before most of us see the system in action.
Despite attempts by UEFA president, Michel Platini, to block its introduction, goal-line technology looks set to receive its final approval by the International Football Association Board later this week.
Having initially endorsed the use of the headscarf, FIFA appears to be backtracking on the issue.
The IFAB will soon deliver their verdict on the effectiveness of goal-line technology, but Keir Radnedge wonders whether they should also scrutinise the role played by goal-line assistants favoured by…
An interesting sub-plot to the next FIFA presidential election might well be the opposition to goal-line technology of one of the frontrunners for the post.
This weekend's IFAB will decide whether to permit women footballers to wear the hijab. Those advocating use of the headscarf, believe it could empower women in sport.