The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 20, 2012
 

Football managers want handball rule clarified and video technology

 
 

(REUTERS) - European soccer managers overwhelmingly favour clarification of the handball rule and the majority want to see video technology introduced to the game, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

The League Managers Association European Managers and Coaches Survey quizzed 110 managers working in 14 countries on a range of issues affecting the game and found 83 per cent of managers feel the handball law requires further clarification.

Previous research carried out by the League Managers Association (LMA) found that coaches favoured a rule that meant that if a player was hit with their hand or arm in a natural position, they should not be penalised.

If the movement was deliberate they should be penalised, but the referee had to be sure the interference was on purpose.