By Chris Wright
“…I’m loving angels instead. And through it aaaall…”
It is an inescapable fact that the majority of the games at this summer’s World Cup were really quite turgid affairs and FIFA, in their thankless quest to make life a little better for each and every one of us, have set about trying to do something about it.
President Sepp Blatter has revealed that football’s governing body are considering ways to rejuvenate the knock-out phases of the tournament amidst fears that, with so much riding on results, teams (especially the well-drilled ‘lesser’ nations) are now prioritising ‘not losing’ above actually attempting to go for the win.
It would appear that the various FIFA think-tanks have produced two possible solutions so far, the first being the scrapping of extra-time altogether (and heading straight to penalties) and the second being the re-introduction of the ‘golden goal’ rule – which was initially scrapped in 2004.
Blatter told FIFA.com ;
“We have to try to