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Referees in the middle will be encouraged to give more subjective decisions by consulting video monitors pitch-side rather than relying on their colleagues feeding them information from their perch in front of the monitor.

However, the control of the system is again likely to be left in the hands of Mike Riley with FIFA coordinators occasionally checking in to maintain consistency around the world.

Huddlestone also called upon the Premier League do more to help out clubs in England’s lower divisions with the government’s furlough scheme set to expire at the end of October.

Lower-league clubs’ commercial and broadcasting incomes are far lower than their top-flight counterparts, meaning they heavily rely on getting fans in the ground to keep them financially afloat.

“We are having conversations with all the key players,” he added.

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