Bin Hammam courted by King of Belgium

March 17 – Belgium’s King and Prime Minister have rolled out the red-carpet for Mohamed Bin Hammam, the President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), to try to help the campaign for the country’s joint World Cup bid with the Netherlands.

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Technology kicked into touch

By Andrew Warshaw in Zurich

March 6 – Football’s traditionalist lawmakers today slammed the door permanently shut on goalline technology, in the process over-ruling both the English and Scottish  FAs who were adamant it should have been given further investigation.

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Fourth official and goal line technology on IFAB agenda

By Andrew Warshaw in Zurich

March 5 – Giving the fourth official a greater say in decision-making and another attempt to introduce goalline technology are the main items on the agenda at Saturday’s annual meeting of the International FA Board, the game’s rule-makers comprising FIFA and the four British Home Associations.

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