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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

New rules for the football

New rules will be applied from July 1 as the International Football Association Board (IFAB), FIFA governing body approved the new changes in February.

 

The new changes were approved on Wednesday, but what is still not considered is the desire to modify the offside rule in order to encourage the attacking football.

 

There is a new rule about what is going to be considered as a handball. From now a handball is any ball that touches under the armpit.



"If a player touches the ball with his hand accidentally, it will only be considered an offence if the play ends in a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity," it read.

 

"If the play is prolonged and there are several touches, the handball will not be considered a foul."

 

Changes with the VAR system


 


There will be changes with the VAR system and the referees will have to go more often to review the play at the monitor on the side of the pitch, as "often it is due to subjective issues and where the force used is in question."

 

The video assistant referee are now allowed to advise the main referee on the play, but again the main referee will have to make the final decision.

 

New rules for the penalties


 


The new rules say that the goalkeeper should not be penalised unless with his actions he is influencing the player who is taking the penalty.

 

The goalkeepers usually break the rules as they go forward are the result of a failure to anticipate when the ball will be hit. This is the reason why the rule is being changed and now they shall not be cautioned after the first offence, but only in the event of a repeat offence, both if the penalty is taken and in subsequent attempts.

 

If there are any warnings against the player or the goalkeeper during the game they will not count in the penalty shootout.

 

What about the cards?


 

From now on, if the referee gives an advantage when an offence play is committed that was intended to prevent an obvious goal scoring opportunity, automatically the red card becomes a yellow.

 

Respectively, if the referee gives an advantage after an offence that interferes with or ends up interfering with a clear attacking play is committed, the yellow card is not shown.

 

Any play that is considered to be promising, but is cut off in an anti-regulatory manner must be sanctioned with a caution.