If it is up to the association president Fritz Keller, the German Football Association (DFB) will vehemently advocate an adjustment of the currently applicable handball rule. "We will deposit with Uefa that this rule is not tenable. I have already announced this with the appropriate organization of FIFA," said the long-time president of SC Freiburg on the sidelines of the DFL New Year's reception at Sport1: "I believe that the other European footballing countries will also join in. That has to be changed. This is no longer possible. "
Keller hopes to relieve the referees. "I heard that the referees also want to vote on whether the hand rule should be re-drawn," said the 62-year-old: "You have to be able to decide if it is a proper handball or if it is none. You don't know that yourself more."