Blatter tells referees to target elbowing

June 5, 2006
By Timothy Collings
MUNICH, June 5 (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter has told World Cup referees to protect the players and clamp down hard on elbowing.

The president of soccer's ruling body FIFA said on Monday that this was the only instruction he gave the match officials when he visited them in Frankfurt last Tuesday.

Speaking at a news conference following a two-day meeting of FIFA's executive committee, Blatter referred to elbowing as a 'devil'.

He said: 'I gave them only one instruction, ...

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