Incidents such as Luis Suarez's blatant handball to deny Ghana a goal against Uruguay in a 2010 World Cup quarter-final could in future result in a penalty goal being given, rather than a penalty kick.
Suarez was sent off and Ghana were awarded a penalty, but it was missed and Uruguay ultimately progressed to the semi-finals.
David Elleray, a former Premier League referee who is now the technical director for the International Football Association Board (IFAB) which controls the game's rules, says penalty goals are a possibility and that video technology could help push the change through.
"The IFAB is looking at 25 areas of the game aiming to make it fairer and handball is one of those," he told The Times.
"One of those areas we are discussing is incidents similar to the handball by Luis Suarez in the 2010 World Cup when he handled the ball on the line against Ghana, preventing a certain goal.
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