Fifa president Sepp Blatter has asked Bayern Munich honorary president Franz Beckenbauer to come up with an alternative to the “tragedy” of penalty shoot-outs.

Sepp Blatter wants penalty shoot-out alternative

Beckenbauer is head of the Football Task Force 2014, a group designed to recommend rule changes.

“Football can be a tragedy when you go to penalty kicks,” Blatter said.

“Football should not go to one to one, when it goes to penalty kicks football loses its essence.”

He added: “Perhaps Franz Beckenbauer with his football 2014 group can show us a solution, perhaps not today but in the future.”

The Champions League final was decided on penalties this season , with Chelsea winning after Bayern Munich dominated the game. It was the 10th time that the European Cup final has gone to a shoot-out.

Zambia also won a major cup in a penalty shoot-out this season, beating Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup of Nations .

The World Cup final has twice been decided on penalties, with Brazil beating Italy in 1994 and Italy seeing off France in 2006.

Blatter referred to the “ tragedy” of shoot-outs after Italy’s win, although four years later suggested having all draws in World Cup group games go to penalties.

Fifa has revealed the decision on the introduction of goal-line technology will take place in Zurich on 5 July rather than in Kiev three days earlier, the day after the Euro 2012 final.

Hawk-Eye, a camera-based system, will be used by independent testers during England’s friendly against Belgium on 2 June, although match officials will have no access to data and the trial will have no impact on any contentious goal-line decisions.

BBC Sport