Report: Italian FA Backs FIFA Review On Video Technology

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Italian FA (FIGC) president Giancarlo Abete has called for FIFA to soften their stance on video technology when they review calls on its introduction during the International Board meeting in Zurich on Saturday.

Abete called for a comprehensive review on plans to implement the use of technology in football in a letter he sent to the world football's governing body in February.

"I hope we get a concrete response, via experimentation, on the ever growing calls from the public, as well as other organs of football, not only from Italy," read an extract from the letter as reported by ANSA.it.

Last month FIFA president Sepp Blatter promised action would be taken to consider using technology as a tool for referees when making decisions.

"I can confirm that on March 6 at the International Board meeting in Zurich we will be talking about the introduction of technological support for match officials," Blatter said in February.

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