Bin Hammam favours goalline technology
Asian Football Confederation president Mohamed Bin Hammam has thrown his support behind the use of goalline technology and extra assistant referees.
The Qatari, seen as a potential successor to FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, suggested it was an almost inevitable development.
"There must be some technology introduced to define whether the ball went in or not. That must happen," Bin Hammam, a FIFA executive committee member, told AFP.
"We must take into consideration today that with hundreds of cameras in a stadium telecasting the match, they can detect each and every action.
"So people are always going to be negative about referee mistakes.
"It's unfortunate for referees but maybe with introducing two extra referees in a match, it can improve the decision and judgement of referees.
"Goalline technology and two extra referees can resolve a lot of the issues."
The controversial issue of goalline technology will be discussed at a meeting of the International Football Association Board in October, according to Blatter.
FIFA have previously rebuffed all demands to use video technology to resolve contentious refereeing decisions, despite it being successfully implemented in other sports such as tennis, cricket and rugby union.
Their rationale has been that it would disrupt the free-flowing movement of the game.