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FOOTBALL: FIFA president calls for away goals rethink

Published:Friday | October 10, 2014 | 9:16 AM

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the away goals rule should be revised as home advantage is less important in the modern game.



The rule means that the number of away goals scored is decisive if aggregate scores are level in a two-legged tie.



The rule was first introduced into European competition in the 1965-66 Cup Winners' Cup.



It was under discussion at a meeting of Europe's top coaches in Nyon in September.



Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson chaired the meeting and said that better pitches meant away teams could counter-attack more effectively, increasing the possibility of scoring away from home.



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