3 Dec 2009

Football's referee system will need to change in future

10:41 am on 3 December 2009

All Whites coach Ricky Herbert says football's refereeing system will need to be modified at some stage despite FIFA's decision to leave it unchanged for next year's World Cup.

FIFA are facing growing pressure to introduce extra officials and video referees to the sport after a handball from France striker Thierry Henry helped his side qualify for the World Cup ahead of Ireland.

Ricky Herbert says although he's never had a problem with the current system, he can see there will be a need for more accuracy from the officials in the future.