Players lukewarm over Europa League extra officials
By Sam Sheringham
Football players have given a lukewarm response to Uefa's experiment with two extra officials in the Europa League.
World players' union Fifpro polled the captains of the 48 clubs who competed in the Europa League group stages.
Of the 31 players who responded, 70% saw no improvement in decision-making during the trial but 90% want to see goal-line technology.
"With extra officials, the players, who are key figures in the game, expect more," said Fifpro's Tijs Tummers.
Under Uefa's scheme, which has been championed by president Michel Platini, an extra official has been stationed behind the goal-line at each end in Europa League matches this season to help the referee.
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