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Blatter: Vanishing spray to be used at World Cup
Blatter: Vanishing spray to measure free kick distance will be used at World Cup in Brazil
Associated Press
2013-12-19 11:22 PM

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the vanishing spray being used to designate distances for free kicks will be used at next year's World Cup in Brazil.

The spray, which was developed in Argentina and Brazil, is currently being used at the Club World Cup in Morocco.

Blatter says "we started using it in all (our) competitions this year and at the World Cup we will definitely keep on the same path."

Blatter was "skeptical at first but after talking to referees who used this system, they were all happy with it."

Coaches at the Club World Cup have also expressed content with the technology that allows the referee to mark the line where the defensive wall should be before a free kick is taken.

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