Proposal to be discussed in Feb.

January 20, 2004
LONDON -- NFL quarterbacks use earpieces to communicate with coaches. Soccer players may be next.

FIFA, soccer's governing body, said Tuesday such a proposal will likely be on the agenda when the game's rule-making body meets Feb. 28 in London.

``Obviously one issue here would be safety,'' FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot said. ``The rule states that any equipment worn by a player must be safe, not only for the player himself, but for the other players.''

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