News at a glance (10)
28 August 2012 – Hotly debated over many years (and recurrently abandoned), the issue of Goal Line Technology resurfaced with a vengeance at UEFA EURO 2012 when Ukraine were denied the equaliser in their last Group D match against England.
It may just have been the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back as even FIFA-President Joseph Blatter made it known that using GLT was “no longer an alternative but a necessity” – at least in professional football.
In the August/September issue of FIFA World, football writer Mark Ledsom provides an in-depth look at where things stand after the much-awaited International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in Zurich in July. You can access the full-length article by clicking on “PARTNER/Further information”.
The “News at a glance” (9) section on 12 June 2012 ran a short piece on AEFCA member No. 46, the Faroe Islands’ coaches’ organisation (VFF). We have now received a photo helping us to visualise who’s who in the VFF leadership:
For further information, check out their website www.vff.fo. We wish our new members the best of luck and success and look forward to many years’ successful co-operation.
Having won the Efes Futsal League 2012, the Turkish team TÜFAD Ankara celebrated their first-ever qualification for the UEFA Futsal Cup of the 2012/13 season. Named after our Turkish member association, they proceeded to compete in the preliminary round against the representatives from Ireland, Austria, and Switzerland, but regrettably failed to move on to the main round kicking off on 4 September. Nevertheless, this did not dampen spirits at the TÜFAD offices in the Turkish capital.
Our congratulations and best wishes go out to Frenchman Ernest Jacky who was 85 on 23 August 2012.
Having served as treasurer of the AEFCA and its precursor UEFT from 1992-2004, he retired from the Executive Committee and was made an honorary member in appreciation of his merits.
In the same year, he also received the Lothar Meurer Honorary Award.