FIFA to Deal with Referee, Ticketing Issues in September

FIFA's executive committee will discuss the World Cup's headache issues - refereeing and ticketing - in a September meeting, officials said Friday.

Ticket planning and controversial referee calls dominated the meeting of soccer's governing body, and several ideas to improve both were discussed, said Michel D'Hooghe, FIFA's medical chief and an executive committee member.

"We pushed those issues ahead of us," he said, adding they willlikely be addressed at the September 23-24 executive committee meeting at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

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