FIFA president Sepp Blatter has labelled penalty shootouts "a tragedy" and challenged Franz Beckenbauer to come up with an alternative.
Two major tournaments last season were decided by shootouts - Chelsea's UEFA Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich and the Africa Cup of Nations when
Beckenbauer, honorary president of Bayern Munich, is also head of the
Blatter told the
Meanwhile, the decision on the introduction of goal-line technology is now expected to take place in
The International FA Board had been due to meet in the
Tests are being carried out on two goal-line systems including an experiment on the Hawkeye system at England v Belgium at Wembley next month.