Hence the experiment with a kick-in instead of a throw-in. What else can we look forward to? Time-outs to suit TV coverage? Specialist substitutes to be used at any time during play? Points instead of goals? Scores awarded for near-misses, corner kicks, etc? The game divided into four quarters? Draws eliminated with results guaranteed every match?
Sounds ridiculous, but we started down that road from the moment that Fifa decided they wanted a slice of the mighty dollar.
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