I thought of writing after a long time again and to get connected to the world of readers. With the ongoing FIFA world cup, thought it would be better if I could write something about the game of Football, in a way if I could suggest something to make this game more entertaining.
Usually it has been noticed that a team after scoring a leading goal, try to kill the excitement in the game, especially in the second half by doing back passes to the goalkeeper. To keep the game alive and competitive in such situations, FIFA may start a rule, thereby an opponent player may be allowed stand near the goalkeeper to ensure no back-pass to the goalkeeper by foot. He would not be active unless, the ball crosses him or opponents pass any ball to the goalkeeper by foot (which would be less likely after implementing this rule). Of course, I believe this rule can be improvised further by the expert minds.
The current VAR implemented by FIFA has undoubtedly a good use of technology. However, it seems that it still has flaws which could deny justice to the player and the team against whom the foul has been committed. For example, like yesterday (for people who witnessed England V/S Tunisia match) England could have been awarded 2 penalties for 2 fouls committed by Tunisian players in their Box. In such events the game could become more competitive if that particular player or the captain of that team could appeal to the ref on the field to check the reply and take the final decision. Such Appeal could be restricted to 1 appeal per match per team. In case of valid appeal, the team appealing would retain one more chance to appeal. If the appeal is invalid, the team may just lose a chance to appeal again. Of course while implementing this rule, FIFA can continue with the existing set up whereby refs are communicating for the possible fraud being missed or inappropriately awarded.
I only wish that, the most loved game on the planet to be more fair, competitive, exciting and alive till the last whistle. Please let me know your comments and feedback on this topic or the write-up.