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FIFA considering new rule following Liverpool’s hammering of Manchester United

FIFA are considering a new rule to help teams who are being humiliated by their opponents following Manchester United’s 7-0 loss to Liverpool.


The two sides squared off at Anfield last Sunday in what many expected to be a close game, with United even considered the favourites by some.

However, when all was said and done, Liverpool put seven past their rivals with no reply.

And now, the result may lead to a change of rule by FIFA.

FIFA referees’ chief Pierluigi Collina questioned Andy Madley’s decision to only add three minutes of injury time during the rout at Anfield. However, he later admitted FIFA could bring in a ‘mercy rule’ in those situations.

And Collina believes referees used ‘common sense’ to help Man United and West Ham at the weekend after their respective hammerings.

However, rather than ‘common sense’ being used in these situations, Collina believes a ‘mercy rule’ could be implemented:

“Maybe in the future we may consider to say that additional time has not to be given at the end of the match if there is a difference bigger than X goals between the two teams, but that would be in the laws of the game,” Collina said.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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