Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thabo Mbeki negotiating goal-sharing deal for 2010 World Cup.

South African president Thabo Mbeki is attempting to negotiate a so-called "goal-sharing" agreement with FIFA bosses for the 2010 World Cup, sources report. According to Mr Mbeki's plans, the victor of a World Cup football match will be forced to share his goals with the vanquished side. In the case of an odd-numbered victory, say 3-2, the match would be replayed.

Commenting on the talks, Mr Mbeki stated "I am just concerned that the defeated side might become violent. This is a way to make everyone happy." Asked whether FIFA was considering the plan, Mr Mbeki said "I hope so."

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