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Beckenbauer to goal technology

Beckenbauer gegen Torlinien-TechnologieAgainst goal technology: Franz Beckenbauer-© SID-IMAGES/AFP/PATRIK STOLLARZ

Football Emperor Franz Beckenbauer has spoken out against the introduction of technical tools as Chairman of the FIFA task force.

As Chairman of the FIFA task force, Zurich (SID) - football Emperor Franz Beckenbauer has decided against the introduction of technical tools. "The idea with the two additional arbitrators behind the goals is very good, you could quite give up the goal technology." "These wizards have the exact look, whether the ball was before or behind the goal line", said the 65-Jahrige to the 61st Congress of the World Football Association FIFA in Zurich.

Beckenbauer also said that the players by the two additional refs to were encouraged to exercise more fairness in standard situations. "You said always: 'More police, less crime'." "When players are under as a direct observation, the Strafraume become more secure and it is, and much less held," said Beckenbauer.

At the first meeting of the newly formed task force early Beckenbauer due to strong back problems could participate but do not. However, the Honorary President of Bayern Munich presented the first report of the task force in his usual witty article "If the President is definite, it would have to be founded in a task force, then which of course also be made", said Beckenbauer.

It was decided at the first meeting also that the FIFA 2010 will establish a referee Academy after the weak performances of many referees at the World Championships in South Africa. Thus, the professionalization of the arbitration system should be pursued. Also, the extension was discontinued following a suggestion by Beckenbauer at the U17 World Championships of girls and boys with immediate effect. "That is already implemented at the U17 World Championships of the men in the summer in Mexico", said Beckenbauer.