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A less wide pitch -- so it's easier to play on American football fields -- has been proposed at times in the U.S., and (of course) FIFA rejects any deviation from its rules. But I think it would actually make scoring go down. A shorter field might work, but then the fans in the 'end zones' get even farther from the action.

There are likely relatively simple rules adjustments that can be made to boost scoring, involving the goalie, the 'area', and the off-sides rules. Despite the mass outpouring of love for 1-0 games here at Eurotrib, even the conservative FIFA bureaucrats will likely do something after this World Cup. Probably not nearly enough, but something.

fairleft

by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 01:59:32 PM EST
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