Soccer News: European Soccer Head Said Video Replay Not Needed

UEFA president Michel Platini contends that five officials should be enough to spot a penalty, hand ball or whether the ball crosses the line.

Disputed plays during this year’s World Cup led to worldwide criticism, strengthening calls to bring high-tech methods to soccer.

The five-official format started during last season’s Europa League and will be used during this season’s Champions League. The system features an assistant behind each goal as well as the two linesmen and referee.

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