After much debate, the IFAB
agreed in principle that one element of the "triple punishment" may be removed and that this element should be the automatic one-match ban.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter surprised IFAB
members in Brazil when he launched that idea last June at the governing body's congress in Sao Paulo.
agreed to continue with pilot studies of sin-bins instead of yellow cards, but that a recent trial at a UEFA under-16 tournament at St George's Park near Burton was "not by any means a success".
Jonathan Ford, the Welsh FA chief executive who sits on IFAB
, said he expected sin-bins - where a player has to sit out for five or ten minutes - would be discussed by the new panels along with the so-called 'triple punishment' when a player is sent off after conceding a penalty, and the offside laws.
has looked at the issue of the 'triple punishment' - where a player concedes a penalty, is sent off and suspended - several times in the past but has resisted making any change.
Germany's Theo Zwanziger, tasked with recommending reforms to Fifa's statutes, has identified IFAB
as being ripe for reform and called the make-up of the 127-year-old organisation anachronistic.
One of the great things about IFAB
is that it doesn't jump to make changes too quickly.
The make-up of IFAB
is heavily criticised by many because its representation is limited to a handful of countries.
Jerome Valcke, general secretary of the governing body FIFA, made the announcement after a special meeting of IFAB
which made the historic decision unanimously.
announced that two systems, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, have been approved after passing a series of scientific tests.
It has been given approval by football's law-making body, the International Football Association Board, IFAB
A comprehensive series of tests have been carried out on the systems by Swiss scientists and IFAB
sources have confirmed to the Press Association that both Hawk-Eye and GoalRef will be deemed to have passed the tests satisfactorily.