WorldCupLatest.com Challenges Fans to Put the Passion Back in Football

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Football is a passionate game and the World Cup is the epitome of sporting excellence and the culmination of a lifetime of work for any football player. For any player lucky enough to be fit and picked for the World Cup, it represents the pinnacle of their career and will be remembered by all participants forever. But FIFA has decided punish players because of their expressions of joy since they have banned the removal of shirts on the field. If a player removes his shirt by way of goal celebration, he will receive a mandatory yellow card. FIFA states, "Players should avoid such excessive displays of joy." Where will they draw the line?

Football is a passionate game and the World Cup is the epitome of sporting excellence and the culmination of a lifetime of work for any football player. For any player lucky enough to be fit and picked for the World Cup, it represents the pinnacle of their career and will be remembered by all participants forever. But FIFA has decided punish players because of their expressions of joy since they have banned the removal of shirts on the field. If a player removes his shirt by way of goal celebration, he will receive a mandatory yellow card. FIFA states, "Players should avoid such excessive displays of joy." Where will they draw the line?

Since these players aren't robots, and nor should people want them to be, WorldCupLatest.com is launching a "Put The Passion Back In Football" campaign and is petitioning the International F.A Board and FIFA at the next annual general meeting in Zurich on March 2nd 2006 to revoke the amendment to rule 12 now, and forever more.

WorldCupLatest.com is calling on fans from around the world to join their campaign. The more football fans' signatures they have, the louder the fans voices will be heard.

To view the amendment, visit:

http://www.fifa.com/en/development/refereeing/index/0,1247,101908,00.html?articleid=101908

To view the booking guidelines for shirt removal, visit:

http://www.fifa.com/documents/fifa/regulations/Removal_of_the_jersey.pdf

To sign the petition, visit:

http://www.worldcuplatest.com/putthepassionbackinfootball

About WorldCupLatest.com

WorldCupLatest.com is an independent World Cup news website, providing constantly updated news and coverage from the football World Cup tournaments, top international Friendly Matches, other major soccer tournaments, including the Confederations Cup. WorldCupLatest.com features statistics from the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany qualifiers, among other content. For more information, visit the website at http://www.worldcuplatest.com

Contact Name: Scott Harkness

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Web Address: http://www.worldcuplatest.com

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