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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 14:07 GMT
Fifa to discuss goal-line trial
Action from Urawa Red Diamonds v Sepahan in the Club World Cup
Action from Urawa Red Diamonds v Sepahan in the Club World Cup
Fifa is set to assess goal-line technology, which is currently being used to make decisions in the Club World Cup, in a meeting on Saturday.

The tournament in Tokyo is being played using a match ball with a micro-chip that can send a signal to the referee if the ball has crossed the line.

The "latest results and conclusions" from the trial will be analysed by Fifa's executive committee.

Fifa will also consider whether to ban high-altitude international matches.

A ban was applied in May to matches played higher than 2500 metres above sea level because there have been suggestions it could lead to an unfair advantage for some home teams.

But the ban was lifted a month later after protests in South America and a visit to Fifa headquarters by Bolivian president Evo Morales.

However, the executive committee is now set to look at the matter as part of a more wide-ranging debate on football being played in all form of extreme conditions.

Decisions will be based on a report drawn up at a medical experts' conference in Zurich last month.

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