Sepp Blatter: 'No extra referees at World Cup'

2014 WC unlikely to use extra linesmen
© PA Photos
FIFA president Sepp Blatter says that extra referees behind the goals are unlikely to be used at the 2014 World Cup because of inconsistency and cost issues.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said that extra referees behind the goals are unlikely to be used at the 2014 World Cup finals.

The Swiss believes that such a move would be inconsistent, as it has not been applied for the qualifiers so far.

"All around the world, the qualifying system is done with the conservative system of one referee, two assistant referees and the fourth official," Blatter is quoted as saying by Reuters.

"I'm not going to say what is the final decision before the World Cup, but if you have the system which has run for the qualification, then you should have the same system in the final."

Blatter added that extra officials in a match are too expensive for most domestic leagues.

"There are not so many associations in the world of football that can afford to have so many referees, even in professional leagues," he said.

"The referees [behind the goals] must have the same quality as the referee in the middle, that is the first principle.

"Let us wait and see how many of the national associations will use this system of additional referees and how it will work in the different leagues."

UEFA president Michel Platini has backed using more referees behind the goals instead of video technology in football.

Michel Platini
Read Next:
UEFA snub goal-line tech
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account