- Associated Press - Saturday, August 14, 2010

BERLIN (AP) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter says consideration is being given to scrapping the draw at the World Cup by bringing in a penalty shootout after 90 minutes or using the golden goal in extra time.

Blatter said Saturday on Germany’s Focus weekly that the changes could make the tournament more interesting, claiming teams “above all do not want to lose _ that makes for a boring game.”

The golden goal allows the first team to score in extra time to win. It was first used at the World Cup in 1998, when Laurent Blanc gave France victory over Paraguay in the round of 16.

Blatter also discussed FIFA’s efforts to examine goal-line technology, saying “as soon as we have a safe, fast and uncomplicated goal indicator, we will use it.”


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