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."